EARLY STAGE ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
Who the group is for:
The support group is for individuals who are experiencing early-stage Alzheimer’s or another related cognitive disorder. It is not for caregivers for whom there are other support groups available in the Verde Valley.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and as many as 16 million will have the disease in 2050. The Association recommends that support groups for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s be exclusive to them and separate from their caregivers.
What the group will discuss:
Topics to be discussed will include the first signs individuals noticed of a problem, the diagnosis and adjustment process, disclosure of the diagnosis, relationship changes, changing ways of communicating, how the diagnosis affects identity and maintaining independence.
The group is designed to be a sharing group focused on support. Educational resource materials will be available. However, day-to-day life and feelings, issues, concerns and observations are the main focus.
When and where the group meets:
Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 S. Candy Lane, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, Conference Room B
Facilitators for the group include Judith Patton and Barbara Litrell.
To sign up for the group, please contact Barbara Litrell, 928-649-0135 or email@example.com.