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Peer support for people caring for a loved one with dementia

The Dementia Caregivers Support Group at LifePath is for caregivers of people with memory disorders such as, but not limited to, Alzheimer's disease.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group photo WEBIf you’re caring for a loved one with a memory disorder, the Dementia Caregivers Support Group at LifePath is here to help.Facilitated by Molly Chambers, the in-person support group offers participants a place to ask questions, share experiences and resources, and get answers. From time to time, the group views films about dementia and caregiver concerns and hears from speakers, such as lawyers, people from hospice, and local writer and speaker Mo Grossberger with his “Lessons Learned.”

“[Molly and the group have] been a big help to me,” says Peter Vearling, who cares for his wife and attends the group sessions. “You just know you have people you can count on who understand what you’re going through.”

The support group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 5-7 p.m. in the conference room at LifePath, 101 Munson St., Suite 201, Greenfield, MA 01301. The building is accessible, and the group is free and open to the public.

Anyone who is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia can benefit from a support group. “They definitely should join a support group,” says Peter, “and don’t stop after one. The more I went, the more I realized this is something I should keep doing.”

Contact us learn more about the Dementia Caregivers Support Groups and other services available through LifePath.