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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 18, 2006

Support Group Set for Adult Children of Persons with Dementia

NEW YORK, NY—Are you juggling care for a parent with Alzheimer's disease and responsibilities for your children? Are you at a loss about how to effectively communicate with Mom or Dad? Do you simply need someone to talk to who really understands what caring for a person with dementia is all about?

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) and the Cobble Hill Health Center are sponsoring a new support group specifically for adult children of persons with dementia.

The support group will meet every other week for 90 minutes at Cobble Hill Health Center, 380 Henry St., Brooklyn; the next session is Monday, January 8 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. There is no charge to participate.

For more information and to register, contact Cobble Hill at 718-855-6789, extension 263.

The group, facilitated by social workers, will enable participants to develop a support network, voice concerns, share successful strategies, and gain valuable insight from experts and peers.

“Adult children need to know that it's okay to reach out for help. It's okay to acknowledge that caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease can be overwhelming. Support networks can improve quality of life for participants and their loved ones,” said Eric J. Hall, AFA's chief executive officer.

This support group is sponsored in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Health Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Adult Health.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is a national nonprofit organization based in New York that focuses on providing optimal care to those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and their families.

Contact: Carol Steinberg
Phone: 866-AFA-8484

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