Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Sunday, December 09, 2018
growing together

Alzheimer's & Dementia Support Group

Our Caregiver Support Group meets at two different times and two different locations.
  • Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at The Crossings at Hanover (Located at 8227 Meadowbridge Rd., Mechanicsville)
  • Third Monday at 7 p.m. at Shady Grove UMC in Room E-106 (The Parlor)
It is tough being a caregiver.  Tougher still if it is a child taking care of a parent; and even harder if Alzheimer’s or dementia is involved.       
 
Caregivers often pay a price in their physical and mental health because of their caregiver role.  Did you know that 50% of dementia caregivers suffer a major depressive episode, and that a shocking 30% die before the patient?   Under the best of circumstances loving and caring for someone with dementia is hard, and caregivers also need help and support.
 
The Alzheimer’s/Dementia ministry at Shady Grove is trying in a small way to help by offering two monthly support groups for those caring for or concerned about someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia.   When facing such a challenge,  it can help to share your burdens with those who are carrying, or have carried, the same load.    While we don’t offer professional counseling, we do offer a sympathetic ear, the knowledge that you aren’t undergoing your trials alone, and the combined wisdom and experience of the group.     
 
If you have questions, please contact the church office at 804-746-9073.