Support offered for Alzheimer’s patients

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’s Caring Hands Senior Services sponsors an Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Caregiver Support Group. The next meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, in Board Conference Room B/C, near the Tower Café in the lower level of the hospital, 800 W. Ninth 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 and click on “Classes & Events,” or call Mallory Thimling, a Crisis intervention specialist, at 812-996-2915 or email Preregistration is not necessary.

Memorial Hospital will follow CDC guidelines for safe attendance; however, people who are part of the at-risk population for COVID-19, they are asked to use discretion when deciding to attend.


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