About 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 is living with Alzheimer’s disease, and more than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for someone afflicted with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. But if you’re caring for someone with dementia, who is caring for you?
Caregiving is not without its joys, but it certainly brings its own concerns. Sharing and learning from experts in the Alzheimer’s assisted living field and from other dementia caregivers is one way to ease that burden. Pine Run is proud to offer a way for its residents’ families to support one another. The Alzheimer’s Support Group at Pine Run Lakeview provides comfort for assisted living participants’ families each month.
“Many caregivers feel a huge sense of relief when they hear other families sharing the same stories and concerns,” says Maureen Riley, Pine Run’s trained facilitator. “Our Alzheimer’s assisted living support group is a lifeline for information and laughter, and members feel free to share their best approaches to managing the physical and emotional changes that occur as the dementia progresses. Learning simple tips for success with daily tasks like bathing and dressing can make each day easier for those providing dementia care.”
Pine Run Alzheimer’s Support Group Meetings:
When: Second Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Pine Run Lakeview, 2nd floor TV lounge
2425 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Contact: Maureen Riley at 215.489.5872
Caregivers are encouraged to visit the local Alzheimer’s Association chapter website at alz.org/delval or call the 24-hour Caregiver Helpline at 800.272.3900.