According to the Alzheimer’s Association, in Ohio, over 589,000 caregivers provide over 671 million hours of unpaid care for friends and family members with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. That care is valued at $8.267 billion. Individuals with dementia often require increasing levels of supervision and personal care as the disease progresses. As symptoms exacerbate as the disease progresses, the care required of family members and friends can often result in increased emotional stress and health challenges for caregivers.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
First Presbyterian Church
506 Oxford Drive
Facilitators: Donna Sprow, 419-636-3962
Monday, June 30, 2014
Montpelier Senior Center
325 North Jonesville Street
Facilitator: Sarah Hahn, 419-636-5071
These caregiver groups are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. However, it is suggested that you contact the facilitator of the group you plan to attend for the first time to confirm the time, place and date of the meeting. For more information on caregiver groups or other programs of the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, call 419.537.1999 or 1.800-272.3900.