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Alzheimer's Support Group To Meet In Bedford, Bloomington
Updated July 11, 2017 6:33 AM
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(UNDATED) - The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter hosts support groups across the state for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Support groups are free and designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers.

Attendees will develop coping methods, encourage self-care, learn about community resources and optimize care techniques. While sharing personal experiences is encouraged, it is not required.

"Caregivers face a variety of unique challenges, but they are not alone on this journey," said Denise Saxman, Program Director. "The Alzheimer's Association is here to help. Through these groups, we hope to connect families not only to our care and support services, but to a larger network of families facing similar situations."

The following are upcoming dates and locations of support groups in the area:

Bloomington (spouse support group)

IU Health Hospital, Community Health Building
333 Miller Drive
First and third Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m.
Next date: July 19

Bedford

Free Methodist Church, Chapel Room
630 R St.
Last Wednesday of each month from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Next date: July 26

There are no fees to attend support groups.

For a full listing of our support groups, visit alz.org/Indiana.

About the Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Today, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, including 110,000 Hoosiers. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's®. Visit www.alz.org/indiana or call (800) 272-3900.



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