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It makes me understand better what elderly people go through in their daily lives.
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Support Group for People with Early-Stage Alzheimer's and Their Caregivers

September 10, 2012
The Caregiver Resource Center at United HomeCare, one of South Florida’s largest home health agencies, is offering a new, free support group for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia, is part of a family of dementia illnesses that includes vascular dementia and mixed dementia, among others. Individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias retain the ability to participate in daily activities and give-and-take dialogue. With support, they can learn to cope and plan ahead for the future.
The free, eight-week support group will incorporate joint sessions, attended by individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, as well as congruent sessions where caregivers and their loved ones will meet separately to allow for open dialogue with peers. Led by a United HomeCare licensed clinical social worker, topics to be covered include understanding the diagnosis and available treatments, sharing experiences with memory challenges, learning about coping mechanisms and available community resources, the benefits of cognitive stimulation, and planning ahead for the legal, health and financial implications of a diagnosis.
To reserve your space or learn more about this support group for persons with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their caregivers, please contact Blanca Ceballos at (305) 328-0875. 

About United HomeCare

United HomeCare (UHC) is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit home health and community care organization dedicated to making people’s lives better with proven quality-of-life solutions delivered in the comfort of home settings. Based in Miami, Florida, UHC is a trusted industry leader known for pioneering advances in home care programs, disease management services, and educational support programs to help families care for elderly and disabled relatives in homes or other community settings. To learn more about United HomeCare, please call 305-716-0710 or visit www.unitedhomecare.com.