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Alzheimer’s Support Group

This group meets at PCUMC on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 3pm in the Conference Room.

Facilitator: Linda Howard from the Alzheimer’s Association
Contact: 941-235-7470


Free seminars for caregivers, families and healthcare professionals caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

Dates and Topics:

July 17th from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia
Presentation will discuss a brief history of how Alzheimer’s disease was discovered; brain changes; and typical age related changes versus problematic changes indicating the need for physician follow up. Dementia will also be defined and discussed. Stages and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias will be discussed.

August 21st from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Behavioral Issues Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Presentation will discuss typical behavior changes associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Presentation will also discuss how to process, evaluate, and interpret such behavior. Information on how to better understand and respond to behavior will be discussed. Medications are also discussed.

September 18th from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Communication Issues Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Alzheimer’s disease statistics will be presented. Presentation will discuss changes in the brain associated with AD and related dementias. Communication issues will be defined and discussed, as well as how to avoid common issues with communication.

October 16th from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stress Management and Family Issues
Presentation will discuss Alzheimer’s disease statistics. Presentation will also discuss common issues, emotions, and stressors faced by families living with dementia. Stages of grief and stress management will be discussed.

November 20th from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Healthy Aging – The Brain Body Connection
Presentation will discuss lifestyle habits for brain health. For more information call: Alzheimer’s Association 941-235-7470