Dementia Friendly Faith Community

Dementia Caregiver Support – Beginning Tuesday, November 5th @ 6:30pm – 8pm and continuing on the first Tuesday of the month St Agnes will be offering an interfaith support group specifically for those who are caregivers to individuals with dementia.

Whether you are living a 30-hour day caring for your loved one, you do this as a profession, or help family/friends take care of someone with dementia, this group is for you. The sessions are facilitated by individuals who have lived with this in their lives, a professional counselor, and a spiritual director.

Sponsored by your Dementia Friendly Faith Community (core team meetings every other Friday at 1pm, Bertolina Room, Old Convent, St Agnes)

What we offer…

  • Support Group for Dementia Caregivers, First Tuesday of the month St Agnes Bertolina Room in the Old Convent 6:30 to 8pm.
  • One-on-one spiritual support
  • Educational materials

 Msg Paul wearing the stole provided by UsAgainstAlzheimer’s

  • Affects memory, thinking, behavior and emotion.
  • Early symptoms include memory loss, difficultly performing familiar tasks, problems with language and changes in personality.
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. See umbrella chart*
  •  There are currently estimated to be over 46 million people worldwide living with dementia. The number of people affected is set to rise to over 131 million by 2050.
  • The worldwide costs of dementia are estimated at US $818 billion.

Dementia is often hidden away, not spoken about, or ignored at a time when the person living with dementia and their family caregivers are most in need of support within their families, friendship groups and communities.

– excerpt from Alzheimer’s Disease International—https://www.alz.co.uk/world-alzheimers-month/dementia-facts

For more information on the support group, core team meetings, or for one-on-one support please contact, Sandy Monier @ 724-863-9621 or smonier@dioceseofgreensburg.org