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AFS Dementia caregiver support groups
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If you’re caring for a family member at home with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, there’s something you need to know: you’re not alone. Alzheimer’s Family Center (AFC) offers many resources for caregivers to help ease their burden and deal with stress.

When your loved one attends AFC, you can have peace of mind knowing that they are in a safe, secure environment created and staffed exclusively for patients with dementia. Our brain stimulating activities are proven to help enhance or maintain cognition. Our group settings provide ample opportunities for your loved one to socialize.

While your loved one is in our care, you can work, run errands, keep medical or health appointments or just rest and rejuvenate. Meals and snacks are included, and nursing oversight helps ensure any medical issues receive prompt attention.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUPS:

Our free caregiver support groups enable you to share experiences, receive encouragement, and problem-solve life challenges — and feel understood. Support groups are facilitated by AFC’s Masters level clinicians and are a proven way for caregivers to build knowledge and skills while receiving support from peers and professionals alike. To attend our support group call 714-593-9630. No RSVP needed.

FREE CAREGIVER COUNSELING:
Our free caregiver counseling sessions are grant-funded and provide you with eight sessions with a therapist experienced in dementia behaviors. Sessions are offered in person or via ZOOM. Our staff can provide you with the best resources, education, and tools to cope with the inevitable stresses of family caregiving. Visit our Alzheimer’s Caregiver Counseling page for more details.

TRANSITIONAL SUPPORT:
Look to our social work and nursing professionals to become “partners in caring” — assisting families with common care issues for loved ones enrolled in our adult day care programs.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE REFERRALS:
Your window to a wealth of resources, including medical and legal assistance and access to organizations specializing in dementia-related services.

 

To learn more, please call us today at 714-593-9630. Or email
info@afscenter.org and a Dementia Care Expert will be in touch soon.

3 Key questions for the family caregiver

1. Do you need a place that will take care of your loved one when you are at work, or need to take a break from non-stop care of your loved one?

2. Do you ever feel guilty about being frustrated or angry with your loved one?

3. Do you wish you had someone to talk to? Someone who really understands what you are going through – and can offer real answers, complete information, and a detailed plan to help make the life of your loved one as healthy, happy and productive as possible?

If you answered, “yes” to one or more of these questions, Alzheimer’s Family Center dementia caregiver support groups are ready to help. Call 714-593-9630.

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