Alzheimer’s support group forming in Greenfield


Alzheimer’s disease poses many questions for caregivers and families. An upcoming education program from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Edgewood Manor in Greenfield will answer some of those questions.

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Southeastern Ohio Branch Program Coordinator Robyn Gleadle, will present “Understanding Alzheimers and Dementia-Related Behaviors.” When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and families have many questions, especially when behaviors start occurring that they don’t know how to address. How do we deal with behaviors? What support services are out there to help us? What do these behaviors mean? What causes these behaviors?

The formation of the new Greenfield Area Alzheimer’s Association Family Support Group will be discussed as well. The new support group will officially begin in April or May with a monthly date and time to be determined. The group will meet at Edgewood Manor in Greenfield.

“We have received a tremendous amount of interest in a support group for the Greenfield area, including Leesburg, Bainbridge and Washington C.H., and are eager to meet the needs of area families and caregivers affected by this disease. We look forward to partnering with Edgewood to offer a support group for area families,” said Gleadle.

Registration is required for the program. To register or obtain more information on the program, call Robyn Gleadle at 937-779-6990.

Various programs and services are funded in part by the Ohio Department of Aging through the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio and the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. All services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry.

Submitted by Robyn Gleadle, Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati.

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