Support Groups for caregivers

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PixieDustStorm
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   Posted 1/31/2005 1:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Do any of y'all go to support groups? Do you find it to be beneficial? I keep reading about how it's a good idea for the caregivers to go, but I'm having a difficult time finding one in my area.

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 1/31/2005 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
It depends on where you live.Call the Alzheimer's Association chapter in your area.

SnowyLynne


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 1/31/2005 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pixie - Great Topic!

I hope some others post here. I haven't gone either. Because I measure the use of my time (and limited energy - I am from the Lupus forum). I would love to know how helpful these groups are, as I would visit w/dad while Mom goes to the meetings. Thanks for the great idea!!!!

If you've been a support meeting - please post and let us know what helpful things you have learned.

Hello SnowyLynn - how are you doing these days?

Blessings!
AlwaysRosie
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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 1/31/2005 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Most caregiver support groups are good,it just depends on how the fasillitator handles things.
SnowyLynne


PixieDustStorm
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   Posted 1/31/2005 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I spent some time looking for support groups yesterday, but it seemed like most of the ones that I was finding are for people with Alzheimer's, not the caregivers. But I found a hotline that says it will find a support group that best fits your needs (I don't have the number with me now, but if anyone wants it let me know).

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 1/31/2005 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmm,Didn't realise there were so many for the ones with AD.I'm near Wichita Falls & there are none here for the affecteds.just a couple for caregivers.
SnowyLynne


PixieDustStorm
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   Posted 2/1/2005 1:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I found a bunch that lists their type as peer groups.

I'm going to Silverado with Nana on Friday. I'll ask them about support groups then.

Post Edited (PixieDustStorm) : 2/3/2005 10:19:07 AM (GMT-7)


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 2/3/2005 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Pixie:

I found the following website which will locate your nearest Alzheimers Chapter - includes telephone numbers, address, etc.:

http://www.alz.org/findchapter.asp

Blessings!
In His grip,
AlwaysRosie
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Post Edited (AlwaysRosie) : 2/3/2005 3:59:11 AM (GMT-7)

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