Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Alzheimer’s • Lewy Bodies • Parkinson’s • Vascular • Frontal Lobe

Dementia Caregiver Support Group Meetings Open to All!

MEETINGS:

Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30pm-7:30pm at 801 Poquonnock Road, Groton. 

Our Meetings are held on the third Sunday of every month from ^:30pm-7:30pm at 220 Old Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook.

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Resources

Caregiver Training:

Course for Dementia Caregivers on Udemy produced by Mind Matters:

Alzheimer's Dementia: The Montessori Approach to Caregiving

This is an excellent course teaching you the Montessori Principles of Dementia Care. It is for all caregivers 

to use in any setting.

 

Free - Online Training & Education Center

The Alzheimer’s Association “Online Training and Education Center” offers free online courses available 24/7. Some of the classes are available in both English and Spanish.

Classes available at this link >

 

Other Caregiver Support Groups in SECT:

L+ M Hospital / Wave Café
Caregiver Support Group

First Tuesday of the month - Please check for COVID updates
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
365 Montauk Ave, New London, CT
860-442-0711, x2483 or x2078

Academy Point at Mystic
Caregiver Support Group

First Wednesday of the month - Please check for COVID updates
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
20 Academy Lane, Mystic, CT
860-245-1977

Caregiver Activities:

Community Yoga Class in Groton

Free for Groton/Mystic Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group members. No registration required. Yoga is a great way to help manage the stress and overwhelm that comes with being a caregiver. 

Mondays, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm - Please check for COVID updates
City of Groton Parks & Recreation
295 Meridian St / Groton, CT

LEARN MORE

Helpful Contacts:

  • Alzheimer's Association 24-Hour Helpline: 800-272-3900

  • CT Department of Social Services, Aging Services (CT Department of Aging; CT Title 19): 866-218-6631

  • CT State Ombudsman Program, Department of Rehabilitation Services: Lindsay Jesshop, Regional Ombudsman 860-823-3366 (Norwich location); Brenda Foreman brenda.foreman@ct.gov 860-424-5758 (Hartford location)

Support & Education:

  • Mystic Geriatrics Institute — Helpful information for seniors to enjoy the golden years of their lives.

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys — Attorneys who specialize in the legal issues of Elder Americans.

  • National Council on Aging (NCOA) Benefits Check-up: Discover available benefits programs in your area.

  • New England Cognitive Center — NECC programs are designed to provide older adults with comprehensive mental workouts that maintain or improve cognitive functioning.

  • Power up to Parkinson's- Dr. Shayla Adams and Dr. Robin Ely provide a wellness program specifically for People with Parkinson's disease.

  • Seniors Helping Seniors — Caregivers that understand the impacts of memory impairment, and are trained in how to care for a senior with dementia and how to be of assistance to you.

  • Senior Resources Agency on Aging — Located in Norwich, CT. Get your questions answered and find resources for your aging loved one.

  • Town of Groton Police Department Cognitive Safety & Awareness Program — We’re here to help individuals and families affected by dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, and TBIs. Stay safe. Stay informed. Get Help. Contact OFC. McClelland at 860-441-6712 or hmcclelland@groton-ct.gov for more information.

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Financial Assistance:

Title 19 Specialist
Michelle Dempsey
12 Roosevelt Ave
Mystic, CT 06355
860-245-8165

If you know of any other helpful resources, please contact Robin at: robin.mindmatters@gmail.com