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Why Consider a Support Group as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver?

By Nicole Coleman

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Why Consider A Support Group?

Alzheimer’s Disease is a life changing event for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. Loss in the ability of memory, speech, and fine motor skills is also very common. The simple task of eating or dressing may become difficult if not impossible without assistance. The need to constantly care for a loved one may be too much of a burden. It can be exhausting, frustrating, and aggravating. These feelings can turn into physical and emotional problems if not resolved. In times of struggle , people often seek their friends and family for support. Unfortunately your peers may not be experiencing the situation you are going through. At this time, it would be most beneficial to seek a Support Group.

Support Groups provide solace for the affected members in a situation. The people within the group can give a different perspective, helpful tips, knowledge and the nurturing any person needs when facing a challenge. It’s never a cowardly or a bad thing to ask for help. Whether it’s with something you don’t know or with support, you can never receive too much help.

The Alzheimer’s Association has chapters across the country, find a Support Group near you.

 

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