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Alzheimer’s Disease Support for Seniors, Caregivers, and Family in Wichita, KS

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 9:18:39 PM
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Local support groups help those with dementia and their loved ones receive support they need

Receiving an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis is always a difficult thing. For the person with Alzheimer’s disease, this diagnosis can be unsettling. Together with their family and loved ones, navigating through the disease is emotionally and physically challenging. Family caregivers and even professional dementia care providers often deal with stress and depression when caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s.

The good news is that no matter what stage of Alzheimer’s your loved one is in or your role in their life, you are never alone. As researchers and organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, the better we are able to care for those people impacted by it. You should never feel ashamed of your feelings and after reading this article, perhaps consider utilizing local resources to find comfort and support.

Central and Western Kansas Support Groups

Our local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is a great resource for families, caregivers, and adults with Alzheimer’s disease. With monthly group meetings in town throughout Central and Western Kansas, in-person support groups are a good way to interact with others in situations similar to yours. For family caregivers, support groups can be a kind of social activity, allowing you to talk about your experiences and share insight.

Caregiver and grief-specific support groups, as well as peer-to-peer scheduled sessions, are also available.

For a complete list of Alzheimer’s Association Chapter support group, please click here!

Hotlines and 24 Hour Support

The demanding, and often unpredictable, schedule of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can make scheduled support groups unrealistic. For immediate support, 24/7 you can call the Alzheimer’s Association Hotline at (800) 272-3900. With trained professions who understand your situation, sometimes just having a listening ear can make a big difference.

Care and Support for Those with Alzheimer’s Disease

While an early-diagnosis is considered beneficial, the truth is that there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. For adults under the age of 65 who receive an early-onset diagnosis or for seniors who are just beginning to experience symptoms, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be devastating. Learning to accept to cope with the disease may be beneficial as the symptoms worsen.

Planning for the future can be helpful for many seniors who feel as though dementia takes away their control of their lives. Learning about memory care options, including adult day programs and long-term care facilities can be beneficial for families and their loved ones. This way, as the disease progresses, families can focus on one another rather than struggling to make care decisions.

To learn more about the memory care services and caregiver support offered by ComfortCare Homes in Wichita, KS, please contact our office today.

For more information about memory care services provided by Comfort Care Homes, please call our office at (316) 444-0532 or visit our website: http://comfortcarehomeswichita.com/

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