Alzheimer’s support group meets in August

JASPER — Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia among senior citizens. It involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory and language.

Memorial Hospital’s Caring Hands Senior Services sponsors an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregiver Support Group. The next meeting dates have changed to the first Tuesday of every month. The group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, in the Conference Center in the lower level of the Medical Arts Building, 721 W. 13th St. The support group allows caregivers to come together to share knowledge and experiences in caring for loved ones who are affected by these illnesses.

For more information, visit Memorial Hospital’s website at www.mhhcc.org and click on “Classes & Events.” Anyone not comfortable attending due to COVID-19, but would like more information on dementia and being a caregiver may contact Mallory Thimling at 812-996-2915 or mthimlin@mhhcc.org. Preregistration is not necessary.

Attendees must wear a mask and temperature checks will be administered. CDC guidelines will be followed for safe attendance. If anyone is part of the at-risk population for COVID-19, they are asked to use discretion when deciding to attend.

 




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