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Dementia Caregiver Support Group
October 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 4, 2019
An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 25, 2019
In Texas alone, roughly 1.3 million caregivers provide an average of 20 hours a week of unpaid care for friends and loved ones. Caregiving is a demanding undertaking and results in high levels of stress.
Support groups provide an avenue for caregivers to share common experiences in a safe environment and learn from others. Support groups are a great place to discover creative solutions for issues particular to caring for someone with memory loss. They help the caregiver feel more in control and are a great resource for disease and caregiving information. Luckily, here in Austin, there is a support group where caregivers of a person with dementia can gather to share their experiences in a safe, supportive environment.
“These groups educate and inform participants about dementia and help caregivers develop methods and skills to solve problems,” says Christian Wells, President of the Alzheimer’s Texas. “They encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health as well as providing peer guidance on how to care for the person with dementia.”
Meetings will be held by Nancy Turco at Arden Courts in Austin, TX where participants will be offered a few light reading materials in relation to a common topic from a previous meeting then proceed to open floor discussion in a private setting. Meetings last about an hour and there is no charge to attend. The group is currently open and has spots available for new participants.
Contact: Nancy Turco, (512) 918-2800. For more information about support groups offered in Central Texas or to learn more about Alzheimer’s Texas call (512) 241-0420 or visit www.txalz.org.