Dementia Friendly Faith Community

The Dementia Caregivers Support group will meet the first Tuesday of the month via conference call until further notice.

Next Meeting: – May 5, 2020 @ 6:30

Email: smonier@dioceseofgreensburg.org for Zoom call-in information

Dementia Caregiver Support – 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

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 or for one-on-one support please contact, Sandy Monier @ 724-863-9621 or smonier@dioceseofgreensburg.org