Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging requiring responsibility for financial decisions, daily tasks, hygiene and managing changes in behavior among many other duties. A support group provides emotional, educational and social support as well as interaction with other caregivers.
Two free Alzheimer’s disease and dementia support groups are held each month in Torrington and Litchfield. Facilitators discuss communication techniques, caregiver support, benefits of activities, stages of the disease, family dynamics and safety issues.
Torrington Support Group
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Small Dining Room
Ground Floor, 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington
Third Wednesday of the month (Feb. 20)
7 to 9 p.m.
Facilitator Karen Cornell
Litchfield Support Group
First Thursday of the month (Feb. 7)
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield
Facilitator Jennifer Labrie, Resource Coordinator
Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging