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Area Agency on Aging

Posted on: August 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] New Support Group Tackles Early Stage Dementia Diagnosis

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HONESDALE – The Alzheimer’s Association and Wayne Memorial Hospital team up to offer a new Early-Stage Education Support Group for those recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of Dementia.

The group will meet for a series of six sessions, beginning Monday, Oct. 7, in the Chaltos Conference Room at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. The series, which continues weekly until Nov. 11, is free to the public and designed for those in the early stages of dementia and their care partners.

The inaugural meeting provides on overview of the series and discusses Coping with a Diagnosis. On Oct. 14, the group will learn the Basics of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease and the Brain Tour, followed by a discussion of the stigma, disclosure and changing relationships the next week. The Oct. 28 session will address Planning for the Future; on Nov. 4, the group will talk about Emotions, Behavior and Communication, with the final session, Nov. 11, exploring Medications and Research.

Officials recommend attending all the sessions and space is limited. You must register by calling the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900.

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