Alzheimer’s Support Group (Formerly Caregiver Support Group)

 

This group is designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for those caring for those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia related conditions. Through regularly scheduled meetings participants will develop methods and skills to handle different situations and reduce stress. The group encourages caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical, and emotional health, as well as optimally care for their loved ones. We are inviting those who are serving as caregivers to join us and let us help by “carrying each other’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2a NIV).

If you or anyone you know is caring for a love one and needs support and encouragement, let them know about our group. Group meets every third Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the church Parlor.

News

Upcoming Lunch and Learn Presentations:

Thursday, May 17, 11:30 to 1:00, Central Campus, Fellowship Hall.  “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior,” presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavior messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Wednesday, June 20, 11:30 to 1:00, Central Campus Fellowship Hall. “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body.”

For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn  about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Both of these will have a bonus “dementia simulation” presentation. Refreshments during the presentations are provided by Autumn Wood/Wood Manor of Claremore.

Contact

If you have any questions, please Frances Ibáñez at 918-341-4580, ext. 331 or email fibanez@claremorefumc.org.