Support groups, especially for those with loved ones who have dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or other forms of memory loss offer education, information and friendships.  Having a personal diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or having a loved one diagnosed is a lonely feeling.  The knowledge that it isn’t going to get better, only progress is frightening.  Individuals and family members dealing with these types of diseases need a great deal of support, compassion and empathy.  It’s like a receiving a cancer diagnosis, except there will never be a cure and the hope for recovery is non-existent.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.