Riverside Medical Clinic Charitable Foundation

Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Group

Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Group

Alzheimer’s Family and Caregiver Support Group

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.

Source: https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/difference-between-dementia-and-alzheimer-s

About the 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.

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December 2020

Cooking with Christina: Holiday Edition – Support Group Virtual Presentation

December 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST

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…

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Support Group Virtual Holiday Bingo Night (Members Only)

December 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST

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…

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January 2021

Feeling Better with Art – Alzheimer’s & Family Caregiver Support Group

January 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST

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…

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February 2021

RMCCF Support Groups’ Valentine’s Virtual Bingo Night

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

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…

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March 2021

Mourning Together, Apart: Grief During the Time of the Covid-19 Pandemic

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

Online Support Group of RMCCF (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Thursday, March 11, 2021, @ 6:00 PM, PST Topic: Mourning Together, Apart: Grief During the Time of the Covid-19 Pandemic A conversation regarding 👇🏽 ☑️ Covid-19 and our collective experience with loss ☑️ Common reactions to grief after someone has died ☑️ How to cope with personal loss ☑️ How to help someone else who is grieving ☑️ Supporting the children in your life during a…

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Self-Care and Emotional Wellness for Caregivers

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Online Support Group Presentation (FREE and open to the public) Date and Time: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, @ 6:00 PM, PDT Topic: Self-Care and Emotional Wellness for Caregivers It is natural to feel angry, frustrated, exhausted, alone, or sad. Caregiver stress — the emotional and physical stress of caregiving is common. Join us to learn about the benefits of self-care to lessen depression and increase coping skills. Remember, you are not alone! Presenters: Mary Hrinko, Program Specialist II and Samica Taylor,…

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April 2021

A Final Act of Love: End-of-Life Advance Care Planning

April 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Online Support Group of RMCCF (FREE and open to the public) 📑 Helpful Resources & Documents 📑 🔗 About Advanced Healthcare Directives - FAQ's 🔗 Advanced Healthcare Directive (English) - PDF 🔗 Advanced Healthcare Directive (Español) - PDF    A Final Act of Love: End-of-Life Advance Care Planning A conversation regarding 👇🏽 ☑️ Initiating and navigating difficult conversations ☑️ Different types of advance health care directives ☑️ Leaving a legacy of life story and personal philosophy ☑️ Final rites for…

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

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…

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“Spring Fling” Support Group Virtual Bingo Night

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

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 Alina@RMCcharity.org, or call (951) 428-4179 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…

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May 2021

Technology Aids for Caregivers

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

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…

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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!