Help at hand for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Late last year, the Dementia/Alzheimer’s Support Group was established to help and support caregivers of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The support group, which meets once a month, has been growing in leaps and bounds since then, but it wants to spread the word that caregivers of Alzheimer’s sufferers are not alone.

“We’ve been growing. We started with 15 members when we had our first meeting in September. At our last meeting, we had 25,” said founder Dorothy Davis.

As well as offering presentations from medical professionals, the group offers a confidential forum for caregivers “to express their feelings and frustrations,” Ms Davis said.

Published March 22, 2012