Caring for the Caregiver: Alzheimer’s Support Group

Back-Patio-View-6-2012Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is a demanding and often difficult job. With this in mind, Dirigo Pines opened its Alzheimer’s Support Group to the general public recently, offering a space for caregivers to meet, learn and support each other. Creating a network of people who truly understand what you are going through can be invaluable.

The group meets the second Wednesday of each month at Dirigo Pines from 4-5 p.m. in the Conference Room. There is no cost to attend. 

The Dirigo Pines Alzheimer’s Support Group, facilitated by trained individuals, is a place to exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions; talk through challenges and ways of coping; share feelings, needs and concerns; and learn about resources available in the community.

Contact Amanda Smith at 207-866-3400 for more information about the group.

Sharing information, stories and helpful resources is an important part of the Support Group. The Alzheimer’s Association has a wonderful website full of great articles, including this one on caregiver stress: 10 Signs for Caregiver Burnout.

Sound familiar? Join us for the next Support Group on Wednesday, May 11.

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