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We Can Help You Cope A New Alzheimers Support Group

Caregivers have a big role when it comes to the Alzheimer’s patient. For those with Alzheimers, the support of family, friends and caregivers is very important. It cannot be forgotten that the primary goal of the caregiver is to take care of themselves.
Ozark Health Nursing and Rehab Center/Home Health will host our first Alzheimer’s Dementia support group at the Petit Jean Electric Company Conference Room on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. Our team will discuss the agenda with you, but our goal is to meet once a month to assist you and work around your schedule, helping to meet your needs. We plan to have speakers at some of the meetings. One speaker in particular, will be George Kelley who has been associated with Alzheimer’s Arkansas the past eight years as a volunteer. George and his wife cared for her mother, who suffered with Alzheimer’s disease from 1999-2007. He has been the fundraising/Walk Chair for the Greers Ferry Lake Area Alzheimer’s Arkansas Walk for the past six years. George has spoken on behalf of Alzheimer’s Arkansas to the Fairfield Bay Lions Club, Fairfield Bay Rotary Club, the Clinton Rotary and the Heber Springs Senior Center.
Our team will be giving away a “night out” for caregivers. We will assist in finding sitters for your loved ones. We want to listen to you and let you know that you are not alone in this disease.
Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. There may not be a cure, but people suffering with it deserve to keep their dignity intact. They deserve to laugh and feel loved. Caregivers deserve the same. We at Ozark Health would like to encourage you to come and let us be your rock. We would love to assist caregivers in learning coping skills, equip you with knowledge so you’ll know what to expect next and most of all share with compassion and understanding regarding Alzheimer’s Disease. If you have questions about the upcoming meeting, please call D. K. Olmstead LPN/SS at 745-9495 or Ron Henson RN at 745-7004.

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