Blue Bell Place, 777 DeKalb Pike, will hold a new support group for caregivers coping with Alzheimer’s and related memory loss. The group will be led by Emily Cuff, D CHUWLfiHG 6uSSRUW GURuS Facilitator. The following workshops will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. with time afterward to enjoy refreshments and continue conversations. Participation is free and open to all – husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, neighbors, friends – anyone with an interest in learning more about memory loss. During each workshop, participants will be invited to share their own personal experiences.
• Aug. 15 - Activities for Persons with Dementia
• Aug. 29- Bereavement: Experiencing Loss and Grief
• Sept. 12 – Book Fair: Useful Books for Families
• Sept. 26 – Changing Roles and Responsibilities for Couples and Families
• Oct. 10 – Laughter/ Humor: Help for Behavior Problems
• Oct. 24 Uncertainty
To ask questions or RSVP for any of the dates above, call Emily Cuff at 610-2776443.
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