Autumn 2002
An Anchor for Alzheimer's Families

Daughter & MotherWatching a loved one adrift on the sea of Alzheimer's Disease can be like losing your own anchor. You may feel lost, helpless, lonely, frustrated, and afraid. You know there are resources in the community to help your loved one, but isn't there help for you?

There is. United Visiting Nurse Association, understanding the stressful lives of families like yours, has teamed up with the Alzheimer's Association to offer an Alzheimer's Support Group. Many caregivers find relief and practical help—an emotional anchor—in sharing feelings, thoughts, and ideas with others who are in the same boat.

This free group meets the second Monday of each month, 4-5 p.m., at United Visiting Nurse Association, 40 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull. For more information, please call Lisa Dupuis, 203-330-5522.

For more safety and peace of mind, turn to Safe Return. This nationwide, 24-7 identification and registration program can help return a loved one who is lost, locally or far from home. For a small fee, you can sign up your loved one who has Alzheimer's or other forms of mental confusion. For more information, please call Lou Carpino at United VNA, 203-330-5507.