Fining a San Diego Alzheimer’s Support Group

Fining a San Diego Alzheimer’s Support Group

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.4 million Americans are presently living with Alzheimer’s disease. What is not always recognized is the amount of individuals caring for those with Alzheimer’s, which is approximately 15 million people in the United States. Though caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s can be a very rewarding experience, it can also be very difficult. Often times care givers forget about their own needs and experience emotions such as anger, grief and shock. Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects the victim and the victims loved ones. If the brain affects thoughts, feelings, personality, and behavior, then Alzheimer’s is going to affect how an individual thinks, feels, and what an individual does. Life is confusing for those dealing with Alzheimer’s symptoms, but it can also be confusing for those taking caring for the individuals with Alzheimer’s. It is important to remember people locally, nationwide, and worldwide are all attempting to cope with a loved one’s Alzheimer’s. Why are Alzheimer’s Support Groups Helpful? Support groups are an important and vital way for caregivers of Alzheimer’s victims to cope with the hardships that are inevitable. Without seeking support, relationships can become strained and broken. With Caregiver support groups, people can share ideas on how to deal with certain problems Alzheimer’s victims and their caregivers may face. Along with first-hand experience and education from others, caregivers involved in support groups can find the humor in their situations by sharing stories. Laughter is a healthy coping mechanism for stressful times and for those dealing with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s you can either cry to cope or laugh to cope. Laughing...
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