Alzheimer's group started at Village at Gleannloch Farms
The Village at Gleannloch Farms has created an Alzheimer's support group to provide residents with support and resources.
The second meeting of the new group will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 and will feature author Caryn Gale, who wrote When I Have Alzheimer's, about her experiences in caring for her mother, who had the disease. The book was written as a guide for both caregivers and her own family.
"After my mother died, I crawled out from under a rock, and I put the book together," said Gale in a press release. "When you're dealing with this, you see a lot of things and think, 'What's going on here?' 'Why is she reacting this way?' 'What do I need to do to get through this?' If you have no one to ask or talk to about it, you're at a loss and don't know how to handle it. I want to help answer those questions."
Gale continues to emphasize the importance of support groups, having spoken to a dozen groups so far.
"I wish somebody would have come to hold my hand and talk to me," she said.
Organizers of the group said they started the group to help families avoid feeling alone or isolated.
"A lot of adult children are going through this, and they need a place to go for support," said Gay Garrett, the group's organizer. “We hope this group truly fills a void for families touched by this disease."
The meeting will be held at 9505 Northpointe Blvd. in Spring. All are welcome to attend.
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