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Do I really need a Caregiver Support Group?

Sarah Webb
By Sarah Webb

Being a caregiver requires support too.  When a loved one receives the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s we many times being to think of their care and all their needs.  Today on Plaid Radio we chat with Sue Gross of the Alzheimer’s Association’s North Central Texas Chapter.

Sue went back to college at Midwestern State University to finish her undergraduate degree as an adult and then her Masters in Clinical Psychology. She conducted research in the dementia realm and was published in “Dementia International” in August, 2013.  In 2015, Sue earned her Professional Counselor license.

After a year as a Geriatric Therapist, Sue is now in her fourth year with the Alzheimer’s Association’s North Central Texas Chapter, Wichita Falls Office, as their Education and Family Care Specialist.  Besides community education, she supports and counsels family caregivers facing the daunting task of caring for their loved ones who suffer from all forms of dementia.

As part of the James L. West Series for caregivers, today we are going to focus our conversation on Communication.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP28735. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

http://www.jameslwest.org/

http://alz.org

Sarah Webb
A bit about me, I'm a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, employee and volunteer. I am married and have two children - one who aspires to be a secret spy ninja and the other wants be a doctor for toys...Read More
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