In Home and Family Support Services
FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES
MEOC provides monthly support group
meetings through its five caregiver support groups (two groups are
Alzheimer’s specific), its monthly on-line support group, a resource
lending library for family caregivers which offers an impressive variety
of videos and publications on Alzheimer’s Disease and care giving, an
annual training seminar for area professionals and caregivers, an
informative quarterly newsletter sent to 12,500 households, and public
advocacy on issues impacting persons with dementia. MEOC offers a program
in cooperation with a variety of partners that teaches high school
students to teach Alzheimer’s caregivers to use the Internet to assist
them in their care giving responsibilities.
Students teach caregivers to use e-mail thereby reducing the
feeling of isolation expressed by many caregivers. They also teach
caregivers how to access reliable health information and how to
participate in an on-line support group.
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