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New Memory Loss Support Group available

Two new memory loss support groups for families and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's/memory loss have started in Carlton County and are sponsored by the regional Alzheimer's Association, Carlton County Caregiver Support and Education Progra...

Two new memory loss support groups for families and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's/memory loss have started in Carlton County and are sponsored by the regional Alzheimer's Association, Carlton County Caregiver Support and Education Program and Public Health.

A family caregiver support group is a gathering of people from many different circumstances who come together on a regular basis because they have a common concern - they have a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer's disease or some other type of dementia.

Participating in a support group offers numerous benefits to family members and caregivers: education, positive socialization, sharing and problem solving, and coping with the day to day challenges of providing care. Anything that helps families and caregivers to adjust, uphold their stamina, or relax a little, ultimately helps the loved one who has memory loss.

Both groups meet on the third Thursday of the month: 10 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Moose Lake and 1 p.m. at the Cloquet Public Library. The sessions are free of charge. Come for a time of education and peer support.

For more information, contact Gerene Johnson at 218-310-6807.

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