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What are the Benefits of a Dementia or Alzheimer’s Support Group?

** This article has been revised from its original version which was published on August 17, 2018.

The overall goal of a dementia or Alzheimer’s support group is to provide guidance and assist in meeting the needs of the group. It offers education among peers and provides referrals, connecting caregivers to people and resources within the community.

Local Resources for Caregivers, Family, and Friends

Russo Law Group, P.C. has elder law attorneys who collaborate 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. Knowledgeable 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 anyone who has a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia to join us to share experiences, feelings, and information. Our dementia and Alzheimer’s support group offers a place to exchange information, provide support and resources for caregivers, and offer a better understanding of the disease, so those in their care get the best quality of life possible.

Caring for a Parent with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Caregiver frustration and exhaustion can take a toll on your health. A support group can help caregivers manage their stress and find ways to get much needed time for themselves. The amount of responsibilities can become quite overwhelming, leading to caregiver burnout. You may find yourself too busy to socialize, exercise, and eat right. This can create feelings of loneliness and depression. Finding a support group can help you cope with caregiver burnout by giving you comfort and assistance. Members of the group are familiar with the many challenges of caring for a parent with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. You are not alone.

If you are caring for a parent with dementia or caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s, are worried about caregiver burnout, and would like to join our support group, please contact us to register for our next monthly meeting. Russo Law Group, P.C. is a team of experienced and compassionate estate planning and elder law attorneys dedicated to helping seniors and their families who struggle with a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis. We help you search for the right care options and help you find the resources to pay for them.

If you are concerned about your loved one’s future and the impact it may have on your family, reach out to us for professional advice. You may also take advantage of our comprehensive website, free seminars, and webinars to learn more about estate planning services that offer peace of mind.

Contact us by calling 1 (800) 680-1717 and scheduling an appointment with one of our professional attorneys specializing in dementia and Alzheimer’s today. We understand caregiver frustration.

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