Early Stage Alzheimer's and Care Partners Support Group offers resources
There is an enormous learning curve when a family receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. The person diagnosed must learn how to adjust one’s life to weather the changes that Alzheimer’s will bring. Family members and caregivers want to know best ways to support their loved ones. And many of the individuals newly diagnosed or living with early stage Alzheimer’s want very much to be a part of decision making and planning around their diagnosis.
Our Early Stage Alzheimer’s and Care Partners Support Group helps both individuals diagnosed and their family members (spouses, adult children, loved ones) find answers to the myriad of questions and concerns that arise when they start their respective journeys. Anne Marie Powers, a certified dementia practitioner meets with the people with Alzheimer’s to talk about issues and concerns they may have, introduce and connect the participants with each other, and offer resources that may help each along their course. Joan Wright, also a certified dementia practitioner, joins the family members and caregivers who discuss their perspectives and concerns; Joan also offers resources to assist in the caregiving process.
Meetings are held at the NVNA and Hospice offices at 120 Longwater Drive in Norwell. Offered free to people on the South Shore, a pre-screening registration is required by calling either Joan or Anne Marie at 781.659.2342.