Family members who are caring for their loved ones with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease have a local resource in Shelby County.
When & Where
An Alzheimer’s support group specifically dedicated to caregivers occurs the third Monday of every month at the Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., Sidney. The group meets from 6-7:30 p.m. each time. The next session is on Monday, Nov. 19.
Rebecca Hall, Director of Care and Support for the Alzheimer’s Association, said, the support groups are a safe and confidential way for caregivers to share their thoughts and to get help. “Our caregiver support groups are meetings where loved ones of individuals with Dementia can go to get emotional support, suggestions, and ideas from others who are walking a similar path. At the Alzheimer’s Association, we want caregivers to know they don’t have to face this disease alone.”
We’re here to help
The Alzheimer’s Association is the premier organization and advocate for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. The organization’s 24/7 helpline- which is 800.272.3900 – connects individuals to a live person.
One part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to provide care and support to all affected. The organization does that through support groups, education programs, referrals to community organizations, help with enrollment in clinical trials and information that can help people better understand the stages of the disease.
The Association also has social workers who can provide individualized education and planning, and an online community resource finder that can help people identify housing options, medical services or community services. For more information, go to alz.org/dayton.