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.
Past Events › alzheimers
This year marks our 35th annual Dr. Joseph Memorial Lecture and RMCCF is proud to present, Teepa Snow: Live, a 2-hour webinar and Q&A on Thursday, October 8, from 5 -7 PM, PDT. Teepa Snow, one of the world’s leading Dementia experts, will be presenting on Activity, Engagement, and Importance of Maintaining a Routine for those living with Dementia. During this interactive and informative webinar, Teepa will provide demonstrations and caregiver role-play scenarios and answer participant questions. Target Audience: Caregivers, Senior Community Professionals,…Find out more »
Online Support Group - FREE and open to the public Date and Time: Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30 PM, PDT Topic: Stress Management for Caregivers Guest Presenter: Darlene Merkler, Education/Outreach Coordinator for Inland Caregiver Resource Center What you’ll learn during this webinar presentation ☑️ Understanding stress and its effects ☑️ Identifying our own role in stress creation ☑️ Learning how to prepare your own action plan to manage and reduce stress Register here: http://bit.ly/supportgroups-oct Webinars are FREE and participants are…Find out more »
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 »
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: Christina 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 »
Alzheimer's Family & Caregiver Support Group – FREE and open to the public Date and Time: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 @ 6:30 PM, PST Topic: “Caregiving: Feeling Better with Art” Guest Speaker: Joel Hernandez, B.A. Psychology CSU DH, PEARLS Counselor, 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…Find out more »
RMCCF SUPPORT GROUPS' VALENTINE'S VIRTUAL BINGO NIGHT Join us on Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 6:00 PM, PST, for an evening of virtual Bingo! Not currently an RMCCF Support Group Member? No problem! Join us for virtual bingo and get to know some of our support group members and learn about upcoming support groups! EVENT DETAILS: We will be hosting a Valentine's Virtual Bingo Night full of fun and opportunities for connection. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 10, 2021. You…Find out more »
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