Caring for someone with memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with memory loss. Support groups also serve as an opportunity for participants to receive information on care management, available services, and current research and treatment options.
A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held the 3rd Wednesday of each month from7:00 – 8:30pm at Tacoma Lutheran Home, 1301 North Highlands Parkway, Tacoma, WA 98406. Contact facilitator Linda McCone at 253.572.2875 for details.
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the fastest growing concerns in the United States. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the nation, and the only cause of death in the top ten without a way to prevent, cure, or slow its progression. Within Washington State, the prediction is 150,000 people will be living with Alzheimer’s disease by 2025—an 81% increase from the year 2000. In the year 2012, nearly 323,000 people in the state of Washington cared for loved ones living with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s disease research and support, and we are continually striving to progress and make a difference in the fight against this disease. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, visit www.alzwa.org.