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Alzheimer's Care and Caregivers Support

Lifesteps' Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group provides families struggling with the challenges of caring for a loved one with opportunities for social events, education, and information-sharing.  Members are referred by the Visiting Nurses Association, local rehabilitation centers, local hospitals, and from other participants. 

The group’s purpose is to:

  • Share personal feelings and frustrations concerning caring for a person with Alzheimer’s that you may not feel comfortable sharing anywhere else.
  • Provide links to other caregivers and an opportunity to learn more about the disease with positive ways to cope.
  • Give family members a break from the responsibility of caregiving and allow them to ask questions and gain valuable feedback from fellow members.
  • Learn about available services to assist with caregiving.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, close to 10 million people care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease in the United State alone, with many more affected worldwide. Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s can take a somber toll on the physical and emotional health of the caregiver. Providing care for a person with a form of dementia is a very hard task for family members but becomes easier with some physical and emotional support from others faced with the same challenge.  

Research from New York University has shown that counseling and support are good for easing the stress caregivers can experience. Lifesteps' Alzheimer’s Care and Caregivers Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Lifesteps' Adult Day Health Services center located at the Lifesteps' Butler Central Facility.

For more information on joining, contact Lifesteps.

In a Husband's Words...

"[Lifesteps] gives caregivers a needed break."