Alzheimer’s Disease & Families

The loss and indignity of Alzheimer’s Disease is beyond words and can feel unendurable.  I offer counseling and support groups for families and caregivers, which provide help with:

— guidance & knowledge

— learning to ask for help 

— learning how to be present with their loved one as words fail

— permission to feel all the different (& often contradictory) feelings that are brought up in this painful odyssey

— self-compassion 

— learning to give and receive support from each other

I have both professional and personal experience in this journey.  Don’t go through it alone.

Some good resources include:

Alzheimer’s Association provides links to find support groups, family education programs, a 24/7 helpline, virtual library, and much more…

The Mayo Clinic published a short article entitled "Alzheimer's caregiving: How to ask for help.”  

Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer’s by Olivia Hoblitzelle (Tarcher, 2010) is an inspirational and poignant memoir offering both practical help as well as spiritual insight into how one may continue living in the midst of suffering.  She has also developed a wonderful blog and a website with abundant resources.