Caregiving can become all-consuming as your loved one diminishes over the years. Being able to anticipate signs coupled with learning about the diagnosis can reduce your frustration, foster reasonable expectations, and prepare you for new challenges.
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease is often a series of grief experiences as you watch your loved one’s memories disappear and skills erode. For both caretakers and their loved ones, this often produces confusion, anger and sadness.
Your commitment to Alzheimer’s caregiving is a remarkable gift. Learning all you can about what is happening and what to expect not only helps your loved ones, but also provides you with the first first step towards protecting your own total health.
I have been attending the Caregiver Support groups. I have learned a lot from the suggestions and listening to the other caregivers. I especially like the You Tube video suggestions and information sent daily. A nice diversion from the outside world. Thank you for all that you and your staff is doing. The JCC should be very proud of the service you are offering.
We understand that current times create additional challenges and isolation for care partners. Support groups provide an opportunity for care partners, families and friends to learn more about dementias like Alzheimer’s disease so they can share their feelings and concerns, and support each other in coping with the effects of the disease.
Please contact Marlene Ceragno at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on our ongoing Caregiver Support Groups and Caregiver Training course, all conducted from the convenience of your home.