Mruk Family Education Center on Aging of Baxter Regional Medical Center has launched two new caregiver support
groups for 2018.
Alzheimer’s Dementia Family Caregiver Support
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia for a family member
is often overwhelming and confusing. Questions asked may range from what
does a diagnosis mean, to how should I plan? Caregivers wonder what questions
to ask, what to expect, what resources are available and how to communicate
with a loved one.
The MFECOA Alzheimer’s Dementia Family Caregiver Support offers open
and topic-driven discussion with other caregivers and healthcare professionals.
The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. The first
meeting will be Thursday, January 25, and the topic will be understanding
Alzheimer's disease and its different stages.
Creative Solutions for Family Caregivers
Family members, friends, or partners caring for a loved one living with
a chronic or disabling health condition are invited to join the new Creative
Solutions for Family Caregivers group at the MFECOA. Every third Thursday
at 4 p.m., the group gathers to share experiences, recharge, and learn
from each other ways to take better care of themselves as well as our
The first meeting will be Thursday, January 18 at 4 p.m. Special guest
Lorri Strider, RN, Baxter Regional Home Health, will lead a discussion
about the universal worries of caregivers and creative solutions to address
For more information about these groups or other resources for senior adults
available at the MFECOA, call (870) 508-3880 or email Diahanne VanGulick,
MFECOA Coordinator, at