Every 65 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s in this country. There are 78,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease in Connecticut and 178,000 caregivers.
Caregiving takes a huge emotional, physical and financial toll on families. But you do not have to go through this journey alone.
The Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association offers about 90 support groups throughout the state, including one at Wesley Village, 580 Long Hill Ave., Shelton. The meeting is in the Wesley Heights Activity Room at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Support groups are judgment-free zones, where caregivers can vent, share, cry, learn and feel heard. The groups are led by trained volunteer facilitators who offer guidance and resources. All meetings are confidential.
If you would like more information about the Dementia and Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group and other services available to caregivers, reach out to the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter by calling the 24-hour Helpline at 800-272-3900 or visit alz.org/ct.