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Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Changes

Looking for the Alzheimer's Support group that used to meet at Statesboro First Methodist Church? It now meets at 10:30 am at Pittman Park Methodist Church...still the second Monday of each month. Change in time, change in location, change in facilitator but still a valuable free service of the Alzheimer's Association.
You are not alone with your questions, your concerns and your desire to "do right by your loved one even when they are ...

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Last updated 2 months ago.
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Keeping Forgetful Family Member At Home Longer

Did you think that most people with Alzheimer's and other significant memory loss diseases are living in a nursing home or care facility? Statistics from the Alzheimer's Association prove that families and friends provide the great majority of the care needed within their own home as the patient gradually loses the ability to take care of his/her own activities of daily living.
An Alzheimer's Association support group meeting monthly at Statesboro First United Methodist ...

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Last updated 8 months, 1 week ago.
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Meaningful Activities for Memory Impaired Individu

"There are so many things that she can't do safely anymore, I feel like my sister, with memory loss, is bored. Maybe that is why she follows me around and won't give me any personal time! What can I do when she seems anxious, paces the floor, and shadows me?"
When a person develops a degenerative brain disease like Alzheimer's, they gradually lose the abilities they used to participate in hobbies, in housework, in ...

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Last updated 11 months, 1 week ago.
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Motor Problems With Alzheimer's and Parkinsons

Just because you have memory problems that doesn't mean you have Alzheimer's and just because you have Parkinson's it doesn't mean that you will develop Alzheimer's but there is a relationship between the two diseases.
If you think of a brain as a small watermelon, the region sitting directly at the back of the brain, called the cerebellum, is responsible for motor functions such as balance, posture and coordinating movements. (Think of the ...

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Last updated 1 year ago.
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Personal Care Issues - Get Over Embarassment

This isn't the way you want to see your mother/father/spouse. You never expected that you would be the one who has to help your incapacitated mother take a shower or help your dad put on his underwear. What do you know about buying disposable underwear and bed pads? How do you learn how to make a house safer for a person who is losing their vision or who is in danger of falling? Many family ...

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Last updated 1 year, 1 month ago.
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