Photo courtesy of Traditions of Spring Hill
BY ALEXANDER WILLIS
Traditions of Spring Hill, a senior living center on Miles Johnson Parkway, will be holding a free Alzheimer’s support group this Thursday.
No pre-registration is required, with interested persons asked to arrive before the class starts at 6 p.m.
Dementia is a term that refers to a group of symptoms that induce memory loss and confusion. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, in which brain cells and their connectors degenerate and die, causing the loss of memory and certain cognitive abilities.
Over 5.7 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s, with the disease being the sixth leading cause of death in the country, according to the national Alzheimer’s Association. There is currently no known cure for the disease, though early detection and treatment can significantly improve its symptoms.
The Alzheimer’s support group will offer support and education for both those afflicted with Alzheimer’s, as well as their caregivers. The class will give caregivers the skills and strategies to manage stress and challenges presented by memory impairment, while also giving those with Alzheimer’s the opportunity to share their personal experiences as to help give better insight to their caregivers.
The class is scheduled from 6 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, and will be held at Traditions of Spring Hill, located at 3056 Miles Johnson Parkway in Spring Hill.