Posted 12/26/2017

Teresa Thompson, Community Education ManagerAlzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disease which attacks the brain. It is the most common form of dementia and its causes are unknown. More than 2 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association hosts a monthly support group for family members and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. The support group meets on the first Thursday, of each month, at 10:00 a.m., at the Weaks’ Senior Center, in Murray. 

The setting is a small discussion group with an emphasis on sharing feelings, thoughts and experiences.

Teresa Thompson, Community Education Manager for the Murray-Calloway County Hospital Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit will begin facilitating the support group starting in January 2018. The support group is scheduled to meet on Thursday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m., at the Weaks’ Senior Center.

“Knowing the day may come when your loved one no longer remembers you has to be one of the most frightening and helpless feelings. It’s my personal hope that through our caregiver’s support group, burden will be lifted and we will all benefit from the resources available through the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Thompson.

The support group is a free resource and anyone in the region is invited to attend. For additional information, please call (270) 753-0929.