Caring for someone with memory loss?
Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. A free information and support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss is held in Carnation on the second Thursday of every month from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Avenue, Carnation, WA 98014.
For more information, contact group facilitator Karen Huntsinger at (425) 761-2946.
Alzheimer’s disease remains one of the fastest growing concerns in the United States. Currently, 1 in 8 people ages 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease, but researchers predict 150,000 people within Washington state will be living with Alzheimer’s disease by 2025 – an 81 percent increase from the year 2000. Between 2000 and 2008, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased by 66 percent. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s disease research and support, and we continually strive to progress and make a difference in the fight against this disease. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, visit www.alzwa.org.