What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that is caused by complex brain changes following cell damage. It leads to dementia symptoms that gradually worsen over time. The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is trouble remembering new information because the disease typically impacts the part of the brain associated with learning first.
As Alzheimer’s advances, symptoms get more severe and include disorientation, confusion and behavior changes. Eventually, speaking, swallowing and walking become difficult. There is no way to prevent, cure or even slow Alzheimer’s disease.
Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation’s Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Group provides a forum to meet, share information and offer encouragement in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Monthly meetings address various issues such as diagnosis, symptom management, caregiver stress, and other important subjects.
While the Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Group usually meets on the Lower Level of the Riverside Medical Clinic’s Main Campus at 7117 Brockton Avenue in Riverside on the second Wednesday of each month, during this time due to COVID-19, we have moved our support groups online for the time being.
Virtual meetings are FREE and participants are welcome from all medical groups. Spouses, partners, adult family members, close friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend.
Upcoming Events › alzheimers
Online Support Group – FREE and open to the public Date and Time: Monday, December 7th, 2020 at 1:00 PM, PST Topic: Sleep Hygiene: How Sleep Changes Guest Speaker: Dwayne Wright, Pearls Education/Outreach, Inland Caregiver Resource Center The PEARLS program at Inland Caregiver Resource Center is used nationwide. PEARLS is an evidence-based approach created to reduce depressive symptoms and improve the quality of life for seniors. PEARLS enables older adults to create long-term changes that can allow them to have a…Find out more »
Grupo de Apoyo Virtual– Gratis y abierto al público Dia y hora: Martes, Diciembre 8, 2020 a las 1:00 PM, PST Tema: Higiene del sueño: Como cambia el sueño Invitado: Joel Hernandez, B.A. en Psicologia CSU DH, Consejero de Pearls Desde, 1985 Inland Caregiver Resource Center (ICRC) a estado ayudando a familias, amigos, y a la comunidad afrontar y manejar los retos de un cuidador. La agencia hace esto a travez de varios servicios sin costo alguno. Para ser elegible…Find out more »
Online Support Group Presentation – FREE and open to the public Date and Time: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM, PST Special Virtual Presentation: Cooking with Christina: Holiday Edition Guest Presenter: Christian Bauch, Marketing Representative at Home Instead Christina Bauch is the Marketing Representative for Home Instead Senior Care in Riverside. She has a heart for helping people and bringing joy to their lives. She works to provide solutions to families who are struggling with caring for an aging…Find out more »
Greetings RMCCF Support Group Members! Time is flying by and the holiday season is almost upon us. This year's Holiday Dinner celebration will look different as we continue to observe safety measurements due to COVID-19. Although we will not be gathering in-person, we still have a FUN TIME planned for you, our dear support group members! Event Details We will be hosting a Virtual Bingo Night full of fun and prizes for our members only. Date/Time: December 10, 2020 at…Find out more »
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If you have any questions or would like to receive a phone call or text for the next meeting please contact the Foundation Program Coordinator by email or (951) 321-6513. Thank you!