Alzheimer’s group meeting at cancer center


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Alzheimer’s group meeting at cancer center

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter hosts support groups across the state for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

One of those support groups meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the Don and Dana Myers Cancer Center conference room, 200 S. Pine St., Seymour. The next meeting is July 20.

Another support group meets at 4:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus. That group’s next meeting is Aug. 1.

Support groups are free and designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. Attendees will have the chance to develop coping methods, encourage self-care, learn about community resources and optimize care techniques. While sharing personal experiences is encouraged, it is not required.

There are no fees to attend support groups. For a full listing of support groups, visit indiana.

“Caregivers face a variety of unique challenges, but they are not alone on this journey,” said Denise Saxman, program director.

Today, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 110,000 Hoosiers. The association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Information: or 800-272-3900

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