Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Support Group - Caregiver Support
322 8th Ave, Fl 7, New York, NY, 10001-8001
Distance: 47 Miles
Group of people that meet on a regular basis to share their experiences and provide mutual support
Offers free weekly telephone support groups.
- Free / no cost to everyone
To register contact (866) 232-8484
There is no cost for this service.
All Counties in Minnesota
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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PN-8050.8500Telephone Support Groups Definition
Mutual support groups in which participants communicate by telephone, usually by conference call. Telephone support groups are generally facilitated by a professional and are convenient for people with limited mobility, serious health issues or transportation problems; who don't have time for face-to-face meetings; or who do not have access to an in-person or Internet support group.
PN-8100.1400Caregiver/Care Receiver Support Groups Definition
Mutual support groups whose members are family, friends, significant others, non-familial caregivers or attendants who are caring for someone who has a temporary, chronic, life-threatening or terminal illness or disability or who is elderly and increasingly unable to provide for his or her own care. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide emotional support, information and resources to help participants ensure their own well-being while remaining involved in the intense care of a loved one. Also included are care receiver support groups that help people who have a caregiver cope with the fact that they require care. Care receiver support groups are often offered in conjunction with caregiver support groups and are structured to allow care receivers to participate in their own group while their caregiver attends another.
YF-3000.0440Alzheimer's Disease Definition
An age-related, non-reversible brain disorder that develops over a period of years. Initially, people experience memory loss and confusion, which may be mistaken for the kinds of memory changes that are sometimes associated with normal aging. The symptoms gradually lead to behavior and personality changes, a decline in cognitive abilities such as decision-making and language skills and problems recognizing family and friends; and ultimately to a severe loss of mental function. Alzheimer's disease is one of a group of disorders called dementias that are characterized by cognitive and behavioral problems. It is the most common cause of dementia among people age 65 and older.
An acquired reduction in mental capacity that is characterized by impairment of memory, judgment and intellectual functioning which is often accompanied by behavioral disturbances.
YJ-6730Families/Friends of People With Alzheimer's Disease Definition
The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have Alzheimer's disease, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by concern about the individual.