BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – A retirement home in Bristol is looking to help families in which a family member has Alzheimer’s disease.
Dementia is a disease that affects many people around the world, and Dominion Senior Living in Bristol will now host monthly dementia support groups for families affected by the disease.
Alzheimer’s Tennessee Regional Director Tracey Wilson said the program was launched after identifying an urgent need to educate families and the community about the resources available to them. b
“The one statement I hear more than anything else is ‘We are not alone. We felt alone and now we know we are not alone,'” Wilson said.
The monthly meeting will offer various types of help for the challenges faced by patients and their loved ones. The meeting will also provide patients and their families with a support system from others who are in similar situations.
Dominion executive director Nicole Briggs said they aim to provide the group with educational guest speakers at some meetings, but other times the group will just meet to chat.
The group will meet on the second Thursday of every month from 10-11am. More information can be found by contacting Dominion Senior Living of Bristol or visit their website.