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.
Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Group
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 Presentation (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Wednesday, April 14, 2021, @ 6:30 PM, PDT Topic: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. This presentation covers: » Typical age-related changes. » Common warning signs of Alzheimer’s. » How to approach someone about memory…Find out more »
You are invited to RMCCF’s “Spring Fling” Support Group Virtual Bingo Night, Thursday, April 22, at 6 PM, PDT. Prizes and a good time are on the agenda for the evening! 😉 Family members are encouraged to join! Please RSVP to Cheryl@RMCcharity.org, or call 951-682-2753. Please provide in your RSVP: Name, Email, Phone, # of players BINGO DETAILS Please plan to meet on ZOOM on your computer/laptop, as well as have a 2nd device (cell phone/tablet) handy to play your…Find out more »
Online Support Group Presentation (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Wednesday, May 12, 2021, @ 10 AM, PDT Topic: Technology Aids for Caregivers Presenter: Jennifer S. Lee, Field Project Coordinator & Trainer, Front Porch | Center for Innovation and Wellbeing Webinar Description: At the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, our mission is to explore innovative uses of technology to empower individuals to live well, especially into their later years. We welcome all caregivers to learn about…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!