When faced with these issues, know that you are not alone, and your greatest resource may be sitting next to you at the next event. 8.9 million caregivers (20% of adult caregivers) care for someone 50+ years of age who has dementia.
Below are links and videos to help you and your family maneuver through this while providing the resources you need. HOPE Dementia Ministry does not promote or support any one entity and makes no claims to the effectiveness of any treatments suggested.
This is June on her last trip to the west coast to see her son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter. We walked the beach and watched the sun set into the ocean. It didn't seem to be long after this that I found her one day, crying in front of her house because she didn't know where she was. In some of our early conversations she seemed to know that something was happening, and yet had no control over it.
Support Group Listings...
St. John Neumann - 44800 Warren, Canton MI 48187 - 3rd Thursday of each month @ 7:30pm
Our Lady of Victory - 133 Orchard St. Northville MI 48167 - 2nd Saturday of the month @ 10:00am
Northville Alzheimer Support 303 W Main St, Northville, MI 48167 - 1st Tuesday of the month 6:30 - 8:00pm
***Check before going. Times and dates may change. Hope Dementia Ministry does not facilitate these groups and is not responsible for their content.***