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.
Past Events › alzheimers
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 »
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…Find out more »
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,…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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 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…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 »
Join us on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, from 4 pm-6 pm PDT for our 36th Annual Dr. Joseph Memorial Lecture Event! This year, the event will be held at the Janet Goeske Center in Riverside, CA. The theme of the night will be “Living Well With Alzheimer’s & Dementia.” We will be joined by 2 guest speakers (Dr. Erin Partridge, PhD, ATR-BC & Dr. Julia Collier, PT, DPT) who will discuss how their respective fields can assist Alzheimer’s & Dementia…Find out more »
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