Alzheimer’s Association offers support groups

Posted 3/26/19

The Alzheimer’s Association Central New York Chapter hosts local support groups for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Support groups are a community of peers that exist …

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Alzheimer’s Association offers support groups

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The Alzheimer’s Association Central New York Chapter hosts local support groups for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.

Support groups are a community of peers that exist to support one another. These peer- or professionally-led groups for individuals, caregivers and others dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia.

Caregiver support groups promote an open forum of sharing and discussion among people facing many of the same issues. The group’s power rests within its members’ ability to show compassion, develop strategies and empower its members to provide the highest quality care possible.

Additionally, the chapter offers support groups for individuals living with early-stage dementia and their caregivers, LGBT caregivers, and caregivers of those with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease. See the listing for specific locations.

All support groups are free to attend and facilitated by trained individuals. For more information, call 1-800-272-3900 or email cny-programs@alz.org.

Upcoming meetings include:

Oneida County

Clinton

Brookdale Clinton, 115 Brookside Road; last Wednesday, 1 p.m. April 24 and May 29.

Rome

Rome Memorial Hospital, 1500 James St., Classroom; second Tuesday, 5 p.m. April 9 and May 14.

Whitesboro

Dunham Public Library, 76 Main St., #78; second Monday, 11 a.m. April 8 and May 13.

For individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia and their care partners, call 315-617-4025 for advance screening.

Lewis County

Lowville

Lewis County Office for the Aging, 5274 Outer Stowe St.; third Thursday, 10 a.m. April 18 and May 16.

Madison County

Canastota

Madison County Office for the Aging, 138 Dominic Bruno Blvd.; third Friday, 10 a.m. April 19 and May 17.

Cazenovia

Community Resources for Independent Seniors, Cherry Valley Professional Plaza, 2662 Route 20 E.; second Wednesday, 6 p.m. April 10 and May 8.

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