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Free dementia caregiver support group

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Alzheimer’s Texas is offering a free caregiving support group in Kyle for caregivers of dementia patients.

In Texas alone, roughly 1.3 million caregivers provide an average of 20 hours a week of unpaid care for friends and loved ones. 

Caregiving is a demanding undertaking and results in high levels of stress for caregivers. Support groups can provide an avenue for caregivers to share common experiences in a safe environment and learn from others. Support groups can also be a great place to discover creative solutions for issues particular to caring for someone with memory loss and help the caregiver feel more in control. 

"These groups educate and inform participants about dementia and help caregivers develop methods and skills to solve problems," Alzheimer’s Texas President Christian Wells said. "They encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health as well as providing peer guidance on how to care for the person with dementia."

Meetings will be held by Tawana Bray at New Haven, 107 Creekside Trail, in Kyle every first Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. 

Participants will be offered a few light reading materials in relation to a common topic from a previous meeting then proceed to open floor discussion in a private setting. Meetings last about an hour and there is no charge to attend. For more information about the support group, call Bray at 512-400-0683

Alzheimer’s Texas is dedicated to eliminating Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, their families, and caregivers. The organization provides care consultations, 24-hour helpline, support groups, respite care, educational and social engagement programs, and professional training. 

Alzheimer’s Texas was founded in 1982 and serves Central Texas. For more information, call 512-241-0420 or visit Alzheimer's Texas' website.

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