Telephone Support Group for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

prog_phone.jpgTelephone support group for caregivers: First Monday of every month at 7 p.m.

Advance registration is required: call Dawn at 937.610.7016.

Family members who are caring for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia have a telephone support group on the first Monday of the month.

Telephone support groups provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings.  Held via telephone to accommodate individuals who are unable to travel to a meeting site, these groups’ help participants develop coping methods and encourage them to maintain their personal, physical and emotional health.

Dawn Boroff, Community Services Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association, said, “This support group can be extremely beneficial to caregivers that are unable to travel to an in-person meeting site. The knowledge you gain is invaluable to helping your loved one.”

In addition, a caregiver participating in the telephone support group, said, “The opportunity to be a participant in the telephone support group, for those who are not able to meet in-person, is a service with many benefits. It’s a privilege to communicate with other caregivers and to share concerns and offer alternatives when dealing with specific situations with our loved ones.”

Call to register
Our support groups are led by trained facilitators with experience in dementia caregiving. The telephone support group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Advance registration is required by calling 937.610.7016.

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 organization’s 24/7 helpline- which is 800.272.3900 – connects individuals to a live person.

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 http://www.alz.org/Dayton.

Go here for a complete support group list.

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