Early Alzheimers Group Program Opens Oct. 11

The Caregiver Resource Center at United HomeCare, one of South Florida’s largest home health agencies, is offering a new, free support group for people in the early stages of Alzheimers and their caregivers.

Alzheimers disease, the most common type of dementia, is part of a family of dementia illnesses that includes vascular dementia and mixed dementia, among others. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimers disease and related dementias retain the ability to participate in daily activities and give-and-take dialogue. With support, they can learn to cope and plan ahead for the future.

A free, eight-week support group will incorporate joint sessions, attended by individuals with early-stage Alzheimers and their caregivers, as well as congruent sessions where caregivers and their loved ones will meet separately to allow for open dialogue with peers.

Led by a United HomeCare licensed clinical social worker, topics to be covered include understanding the diagnosis and available treatments, sharing experiences with memory challenges, learning about coping mechanisms and available community resources, the benefits of cognitive stimulation, and planning ahead for the legal, health and financial implications of a diagnosis.

The sessions will be held at United HomeCares Caregiver Resource Center, 8400 N.W. 33 St. (Suite 400) in Doral, from 2-3:30 p.m., starting Thursday, Oct. 11 and continuing each Thursday thru Dec. 6 (omitting Nov. 22).

To inquire for space availability or learn more about this support group, contact Blanca Ceballos at 305-328-0875.

Based in Doral, United HomeCare (UHC) is a private 501(c) (3) non-profit home health and community care organization dedicated to making people’s lives better with proven quality-of-life solutions delivered in the comfort of home settings.

To learn more about United HomeCare, tel.305-716-0710 or visit www.unitedhomecare.com

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