Are you caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Nationwide, Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Starting July 2014, local meetings will be held the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, at the First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen. For information call Helen Morning Star at 360.533.2277.
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the fastest growing concerns in the United States. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the nation and is the only cause of death in the top ten without a way to prevent, cure, or slow its progression. Within Washington State, Alzheimer’s disease is the third leading cause of death and the prediction is 140,000 people will be living with Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. In the year 2013, nearly 319,000 people in the state of Washington cared for loved ones living with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s disease research and support, and we are continually striving to progress and make a difference in the fight against this disease. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, visit www.alzwa.org.
Support group meetings are free and open to unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss. Please contact the facilitator for meeting verification prior to attending.
All groups listed are sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Western & Central WA Chapter and are in compliance with National and Chapter Standards.
Confidentiality of shared information is respected.
If you are a student interested in attending the group to fulfill a class requirement, or if you are a researcher interested in attending, please contact the Director of Community Support at 206.529.3875, 1.800.848.7097 x 237 for authorization.
Facilitator Resources (Note: these resources are password protected. If you have lost user access information, please contact Linda Whiteside, Director of Community Support, at 206.529.3875, 1.8