There are approximately 14.9 million caregivers who annually provide unpaid care for the estimated 5.4 million people with Alzheimer's disease.
Those caregivers are prone to high levels of frustration, burnout and stress factors that can take a heavy emotional and physical toll without adequate support. For caregivers in and around Carbon County, there is help.
A free Alzheimer's Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., Jim Thorpe.
The group will share ideas and tips to help caregivers cope with the day-to-day stresses of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.
For more information on the support group, contact Pat at (610) 392-2380 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.