Today’s, Walk To End Alzheimer’s 5K post is going to be brief and to the point, I am going to list online and in person Alzheimer’s Support Groups. I hope those of you with someone who has this horrible disease will find a group or someone to help you and possibly you them.
Alzheimer’s Association, http://www.alz.org/apps/we_can_help/support_groups.asp
Alzheimer’s Aid Society of N. California, http://www.alzaid.org/SupportGroups.html
Today’s Caregiver, http://www.caregiver.com/regionalresources/states/CA/support/sacramento.htm
National Institute on Aging, http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/faq
Area Agency on Aging, http://www.agingcarefl.org/alzheimers-support-groups/
Alzheimer’s Family Organization, https://alzheimersfamily.org/
Now remember this is just the large, major company sites, there are many independent sites out there that have smaller groups within them as well as groups for basic pain, loss, etc. You should be able to find online groups that may be closer to you if you want to get more involved or if you’re wanting to may be connected. Here’s hoping this will help someone find the help or assistance they’re looking for. If you have any questions, I can be reached through this post.
Thank You, Richard K. PickYourPain@att.net www.PickYourPain.org
AUTHORS BIO: Richard is a trifecta caregiver, along with his wife he cares for himself, with Chronic Back Pain which he’s had for 21 years. He cares for his brother in-law, Robert who has dealt with Epilepsy his entire life now lives with Richard and his wife. He also advocates for his mother who has various cardiac related issues, severe hearing loss and other medical issues. You can read about his experiences with chronic pain and how he deals with his mothers and brother in-law’s issues on PickYourPain.org or at Caregiving.com. He is also involved in several of Caregiving.com’s support groups and chat rooms, he is co-host of an internet based radio show about caregiving. Richard is also a patient adviser, board member for Intake.me which is working to improve the intake process at medical facilities. Richard has three adult children who despite them having to deal with his medical issues growing up, he says, “They have turned out better than I’d hoped for.”