Dementia Caregivers Support
Caring for an individual with dementia can be challenging and, at times, overwhelming. It is normal to feel frustrated when emotionally drained by the difficulties of being a caregiver. These feelings of frustration can have serious consequences for you or the person you care for. It is for this reason that Pearce Church is providing support to dementia caregivers who face frustration, and even anger, as a part of everyday life.
Dementia Caregivers Support Group
The Pearce Dementia Caregivers Support Group consists of individuals who are providing care for a spouse or other family members who have dementia. The participants of the Dementia Caregivers Support Group are not professionals, but they are fellow travelers who provide encouragement, share resources, and listen and pray for one another. It is wonderful to know there are other people who face the same challenges that you face, and together we can learn how to care for ourselves and for our loved ones.
Monthly Caregivers Support Group
The Pearce Dementia Caregivers Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 12:00 noon in the Conference Room in the office wing. Anyone who has a family member struggling with dementia is welcome to share in this monthly support group. You are encouraged to bring a sack lunch or purchase a cup of soup at the church’s Common Grounds Cafe.
For More Information
If you have questions about the Pearce Dementia Caregivers Support Group, please call the church office at 594-9488 and ask for Pastor Jeremy Kelly or the group coordinator, Mary Lou Bates. Check this website for more information for Dementia Caregivers: www.alz.org/rochesterny.