Alzheimer’s Support Group to be held March 19 at UAMS Center on Aging-Northeast

By Ben Boulden

To register or for more information, call 870-207-7595. The Center on Aging-Northeast is part of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Support is also provided by St. Bernards Healthcare.

The support group, sponsored by the Arkansas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, is conducted by trained facilitators. The meetings are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of those with dementia to develop a support system and exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions. Attendees will be able to talk through issues and ways of coping; share feelings, needs and concerns; and learn about community resources.

Cynthia Abel will be the facilitator for the group. For additional information on caregiver programs, visit

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