Alzheimer’s and Dementia Family Support Group to meet at The Wright Center’s clinic in Jermyn
The Wright Center for Community Health announces that its Alzheimer’s and Dementia Family Support Group will resume monthly meetings at its Mid Valley Practice in Jermyn, beginning Monday, Nov. 20.
Meetings will be held regularly, from 2-3 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, at the primary care practice, 5 S. Washington Ave., Jermyn. The professionally-led group is for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, family caregivers, loved ones, and others personally affected by the disease.
“Support groups are a good source of practical advice, camaraderie, and emotional support for everyone involved, including those living with the disease and their family caregivers,” said Nicole Lipinski, RN, MS, ADC-MC, CDP, director of The Wright Center for Community Health’s Geriatric Service Line.
To register for the support group, a collaborative program with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, send an email to Lipinski, at email@example.com,
or call 570-230-0019.
The support group falls under the umbrella of The Wright Center for Community Health’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program. The program, which is based on an award-winning model of care that was developed at UCLA, helps patients and their families with the complex medical, behavioral, and social needs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
The Wright Center’s advanced practice clinicians and dementia care specialists collaborate with the patient’s primary care physician to create a personalized care plan that considers each patient’s medical needs and unique cultural traditions while also offering solutions for caregiver stress.