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: Wednesday, October 28 at 10:00 AM, PDT Topic: Making Home Safe for a Person with Alzheimer's Guest Presenter: Efren Moreno, Jr., Sr. Manager, Community Education & Outreach What you’ll learn during this webinar presentation Methods to modify your home and simple safety hacks. Ways you can use technology to increase a person with dementia’s ability to stay at home safely. Register here: http://bit.ly/alzsupportgroupoct28 Webinars are FREE and…Find out more »
Online Support Group – FREE and open to the public Date and Time: Friday, November 6 at 10:00 AM, PST Topic: Holiday Tips for Caregivers Guest Speaker: Kimiko Kelly, Community Education Manager Kimiko Kelly is the Community Education Manager at Alzheimer’s Los Angeles where she works to increase awareness about dementia. She has more than 18 years of experience working to provide culturally and linguistically sensitive outreach in diverse communities. Ms. Kelly earned her Master’s in Public Policy from the…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, Jeannette Rodriguez at Jeannette@RMCcharity.org or (951) 321-6513. Thank you!