Alzheimer's Association Welcomes Those With Early-Stage Diagnosis and Caregivers to Monthly Gathering

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Alzheimer's Association Welcomes Those With Early-Stage Diagnosis and Caregivers to Monthly Gathering

January 3, 2013 Updated Jan 3, 2013 at 5:06 PM EDT

(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 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.