Alzheimer's Association Monthly Meeting May 31

By WBNG News

Alzheimer's Association Monthly Meeting May 31

May 21, 2013 Updated May 21, 2013 at 5:50 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) The Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter welcomes individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and their caregivers to a monthly support group tailored to their needs.

The group meets monthly on the fourth Friday at 10 a.m. at the Chapter’s Southern Tier office, 401 Hayes Ave., Endicott. The next meeting takes place on May 31.

According to a news release:

The Alzheimer’s Association provides supportive programs and services to help people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers deal with the disease and its impact on their lives. In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face brand new questions as they adjust. Alzheimer’s Association support groups not only provide answers, but offer a forum for individuals to talk about their experiences.

“The purpose of early-stage support groups is to provide a safe and supportive environment of peers who are living in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and their care partners,” said Catherine James, the Chapter’s chief executive officer.

Individuals seeking to take part in the group must be interviewed in advance by Alzheimer’s Association staff to determine whether they are appropriate to participate. Call (607) 785-7852 x119 to inquire.