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Caring for a loved one with dementia can take a physical, emotional and financial toll on caregivers. Feelings of isolation, frustration and resentment are unfortunately common responses to the overwhelming demands of caregiving. Asking for help from friends or family can be very difficult or is simply not available for many. In addition, having the financial resources to access home care is not always feasible, so the bulk of care is usually provided by spouses and adult children.

Northwell Health provides a weekly caregiver support group, facilitated by a dementia care professional, to bring caregivers who have undertaken this responsibility together. Caregiver support groups help participants learn coping strategies, reduce isolation, reduce stress, find camaraderie and provide a safe, appropriate environment to express feelings and give and receive support.

Weekly caregiver support group
Mondays, 11am – 12:30pm

Zucker Hillside Hospital
Ambulatory Care Pavilion, Second Floor
75-59 236rd Street
Glen Oaks, NY 11004

Please contact us at (718) 470-8447 for more information if you or someone you know is in need of support, information and understanding. This group is open to all caregivers and is free of charge.

 

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