Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Meets at Portage Library

By: Alzheimer's Association Last Updated: February 21, 2011

AlzheimersAssociationThe Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring an Alzheimer’s caregiver support group in Portage. The support group meets monthly to provide caregivers with an opportunity to share their experiences and receive support from others coping with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The Portage Caregiver Support Group meets at the Portage Public Library, 2665 Irving Street in Portage on the last Tuesday of each month 5:00 p.m.

There is no cost or commitment for caregivers to attend. For a full listing of all the support groups throughout Indiana, please visit us on line at www.alz.org/indiana and click on Support Groups. For more information about support groups or Alzheimer's disease, please call 800.272.3900 or visit www.alz.org/indiana.

Today, approximately 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 120,000 Hoosiers. Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease, making Alzheimer’s disease the 6th leading cause of death. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia amount to more than $148 billion annually.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. Having awarded more than $150 million to nearly 1,300 research projects, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer research. The Association’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease.