Friends Place understands that Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia affects the entire family not just the person with the memory impairment.
It is a disease that creates a difficult and challenging journey for everyone involved. The Resource Center was designed specifically to make the journey a little easier by offering support, information, resources and educational programs to anyone in the community.
Caregiver Support Groups
Support group meetings and are held monthly at all Friends Place locations. With reservations, loved-ones can often attend the activities program at no charge while family members attend the meetings. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a loved one affected by dementia . Contact each location for more details.
Caregiver support groups provide spouses, adult children, and other family members the opportunity to:
- Share information, concerns and suggestions
- Gain emotional support
- Locate valuable resources, and/or reputable health care professionals
- Learn more about the symptoms and affects of specific types of dementia
- Educational programs are presented by community professionals on a variety of topics relating to Alzheimer’s and caregiver issues.
Information and Referrals
Staff can provide family members with brochures, fact sheets, information and referrals for senior care providers, not-for-profit agencies, healthcare professionals, and other community based organizations.
Books and DVD’s are available for loan on a variety of subjects related to caregiving issues, Alzheimer’s disease / other types of dementia, Parkinson’s, caring for of aging parents, death and dying