The newest community resource for individuals experiencing early stage memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia is Forget-Me-Nots. The monthly program is designed for both care recipients and caregivers who will meet simultaneously in separate groups at the same location to share and learn from each other and from professionals in the field.
Forget-Me-Nots of Wilmington meets at the Northeast Regional Library (1241 Military Cutoff Road) in Wilmington, NC the third Wednesday of each month from 10am to 12pm.
Presented by Alzheimer’s of North Carolina, Inc. and co-facilitated by Andrew Zeldin of Assistance for Life Care Management and Kendall Creath of Home Care Assistance, each month’s meeting will center around a theme designed to help individuals share challenges, problems and concerns; learn coping strategies; and maintain the highest quality of life possible. The program will include themes like: a tour of the brain with a physician, changing relationships, building a care team, coping with loss, driving, and tools for maintaining independence.
Forget-Me-Not participants will receive both practical assistance and emotional assistance in coping with the numerous issues they face. They will have access to the latest information about research, local government programs, and other community resources.
Although free of charge, participation in the Forget-Me-Not program does require pre-registration. To learn more, contact Andrew Zeldin (Assistance for Life Care Management) at 910-233-9538 or Kendell Creath (Home Care Assistance) at 910-833-7149. The first meeting will be held on September 18, 2013, but since this is a start-up group in the Wilmington area, even those who may have missed the first few meetings are encouraged to call to pre-register and attend subsequent meetings.