DayBreak Adult Care Services will restart in-person meetings of the Alzheimer Disease and Lewy Body Dementia support groups in May.
Dr. Misbba Kahn, of Aiken Physicians Alliance Neuroscience, will speak to the combined group at 11 a.m. May 11 at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior & Youth Center. DayBreak Adult Care Services will adhere to all COVID-19 guidelines. Refreshments will be served.
“Caregiver support groups are very important. A caregiver support group provides information about helpful resources while generating camaraderie,” said Linda Lucas, DayBreak’s community relations director. “Seasoned caregivers can share their collective wisdom and help those who are less experienced to contend with the difficult aspects of caregiving.”
After the initial joint meeting, regular monthly meetings will resume for both groups. The Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. on second Tuesdays starting June 8. The Lewy Body Dementia Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. third Tuesdays starting June 15. All meetings will be at the Lessie B. Price Center.
“People facing a similar experience need to find hope for the future, laugh about the humorous aspects of their lives, enjoy social activities and have fun together,” Lucas said. “What better group of people to connect with than those who walk in the same shoes. We are very excited to get our support groups back on a regular schedule.”
WHY JOIN A SUPPORT GROUP
According to DayBreak Adult Care Services, there are many advantages to joining a support group, including:
- Sharing common experiences and learning coping strategies
- Exploring and sharing solutions to problems
- Finding emotional outlets and receiving support from peers
- Forming new friendships and discovering a sense of community
- Developing new skills through education
- Helping others while still helping yourself