MOUNT VERNON — Being a caregiver for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia can be an exhausting experience, both physically and emotionally.
How do you cope with the agony of watching a loved one slowly deteriorate? How do you deal with a person who has become fixated on a single idea? What about the financial problems that arise? Are there medications you should know about?
You don’t have to deal with these problems alone. The Mount Vernon/Knox County Alzheimer/Dementia Support Group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Emeritus at HillenVale. Its purpose is to help caregivers cope with the physical, psychological, emotional and financial predicaments that people find themselves in when caring for a dementia patient.
Joyce Thomas is a mentor to the group and has spent many hours helping people faced with caring for a loved one with this insidious disease.
For the rest of the story
The rest of this article is available to Mount Vernon News subscribers. To continue reading, please log in or purchase a subscription. Click here for the September 26, 2013 e-edition. The article will only be available for thirty (30) days.
Contact Chuck MartinEmail
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.