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New program on Alzheimer’s is planned

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Alzheimer’s  and Dementia: One in 10 Americans has a family member with Alzheimer’s or another related dementia. One in three Americans knows someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. This September, the Caregiver Corner will offer Hastings caregivers a new presentation that will focus not on the disease, but on understanding the person with the disease.   Please watch the Caregiver Corner for information on this new and hopefully enlightening presentation.

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If you would like to share a caregiver tip or your story, please call Colleen Fritsch at 651-234-2222.

Ongoing support

Memory Loss Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the private dining room at Regina Medical Center.  Contact Kim Schrader at 651-404-1383 for more information.

Vision Loss Support Group meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.in the activities kitchen at Regina Medical Center.  Contact Kim Schrader at 651-404-1383 for more information.

For a resource guide for service providers who can help in your caregiver journey, please stop by the Hastings Senior Center in the Tilden Community Center, or go online to: http://www.darts1.org/dakota-county-eldercare-resources.

If you would like to submit a question or concern about your own caregiving experience, and get direct, one-to-one information and advice from a licensed social worker and eldercare advisor, please visit: http://www.darts1.org/online-caregiving-advisor  or call 651-455-1560.

If you have a caregiving story to share, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact Colleen Fritsch at DARTS, 651-234-2222 or Colleen.Fritsch@DARTS1.org.

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