Alzheimer’s Association Hosts Caregiver Support Groups
(June 10, 2014) – According to the Alzheimer’s Association, in Ohio, over 589,000 caregivers provide over 671 million hours of unpaid care for friends and family members with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. That care is valued at $8.267 billion. Individuals with dementia often require increasing levels of supervision and personal care as the disease progresses. As symptoms exacerbate as the disease progresses, the care required of family members and friends can often result in increased emotional stress and health challenges for caregivers.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter is hosting Caregiver Support Groups in the following locations and times:
Monday, July 14, 2014
BG Senior Center
305 N Main Street
Bowling Green, OH
Facilitator: David Buenting, 419.806.2039
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Way Public Library
101 E. Indiana Avenue
Facilitator: Lynn Ritter
For more information, call 419.537.1999
These caregiver groups are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. However, it is suggested that you contact the facilitator of the group you plan to attend for the first time to confirm the time, place and date of the meeting. For more information on caregiver groups or other programs of the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, call 419.537.1999 or 1.800-272.3900.