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Alzheimer's Support Group

Alzheimer's Support Group
Did you recently receive an Alzheimer's diagnosis, or are caring for someone with the disease? Check out this local support group:

Baltimore County:Genesis- Patapsco Valley Center
9109 Liberty Rd
Randallstown, MD 21133
Third Tuesday of each month from 6-7 p.m.
Contact Meghan Furia at 410-655-7373 x 3329

Support groups are regularly scheduled gatherings of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, family, friends, and other care partners. These groups provide emotional, educational, and social support for all participants. Confidentiality is always observed.

Support groups create a safe, confidential, and supportive environment that enables participants to develop mutual support and social relationships. They also provide participants with education about issues related to dementia and support to develop the skills to solve problems. The groups empower caregivers and people with dementia to attain their own personal, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being in an effort to optimally care for themselves and each other.

All support group facilitators are trained initially and on a yearly basis. Chapter staff keeps facilitators up to date on the latest issues including research, behaviors, medication, and caregiver support. Facilitators are monitored yearly to ensure the quality of the groups.

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