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What are the benefits of an Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group?

The overall goal of a support group is to provide guidance and assist in meeting the needs of the group.  It lends support and education among peers and provides referrals to individuals connecting, them to people and resources within the community.

Russo Law Group, P.C. has collaborated with the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center (“ADRC”) and hosts a monthly caregiver support group.  Meetings are held in our Garden City office located at 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 102.  We typically meet every second Thursday of the month.  We have speakers present on various topics affecting both the caregiver(s) and their loved ones.

Some of our past guest speaker’s topics included: The ABCs of Caregiving; A Virtual Dementia Tour; Six Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Homecare Agency; Guidelines for Having a Satisfying Conversation; The Importance of Advance Directives, Pooled Trusts and Medicaid.

We welcome caregivers, families and friends of those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia to join us to share experiences, feelings and information.  Our Support Group offers a place to exchange this information, provide support to the caregiver and offer the understanding of the disease so they can give the best quality of life to those in their care.

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease can be exhausting and can take a toll on the caregiver’s health.  A support group can help with managing stress so the caregiver is able to take much needed time for themselves.  The amount of responsibilities can become quite overwhelming and you may find yourself too busy to socialize, exercise and eat right.  This can lead to feeling lonely and depressed.  Finding a support group can help you to cope by giving comfort and assistance in dealing with the many challenges involved with caring for a loved one with this disease.

If you are caring for someone who has dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease and would like to join our support group, please contact us to register for our next monthly meeting.

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