Eighty percent of care provided in the community for a person with Alzheimer's or other dementias is provided by unpaid caregivers according to the most recent facts and figures report from the Alzheimer's Association.
60% of caregivers rate the emotional stress of caregiving as high or vry high and 1/3 report depression. Couple these statistics with the length of this illness... measured in years...and it is clear that caregivers can benefit from interaction with other caregivers for education, support and friendship.
Ideas for recreational activities appropriate to those with deminishing mental abilities will be presented during the November 11, 1:30 pm support group meeting held at Statesboro First United Methodist church.Call 764-7589 for directions. No reservations are needed.
Thoughts on stress reduction for the patient and the caregiver and other questions of interest to those attending will be facilitated by a former caregiver and volunteer with the Alzheimer's Association.
Families of the person with Alzheimer's or other dementias are encouraged to attend these small group, confidential, monthly meetings held in the church library on the 2nd floor.
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