Where can I find a support group for caregivers of dementia...

2 answers | Last updated: Apr 09, 2012
A fellow caregiver asked...

Where can I find a support group for caregivers of dementia patients in Palm Beach County, Florida, who also have Parkinson's?

Expert Answers

Maria Basso Lipani writes a popular website on geriatric care topics, where she puts her expertise as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to good use answering care planning questions. Maria is a graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work and is licensed in California and New York.

The Alzheimer’s Association really is the best place for a caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia to look when seeking local support. To find groups in Palm Beach County, search the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association at: http://www.alz.org/seflorida/index.asp or call the National Help Line at: 1.800.272.3900.

Dementia with Lewy bodies is a particular kind of dementia that has features of both Alzheimer’s disease as well as Parkinson’s.  Ask if there is a way of finding out which groups in your area have members who care for someone with Lewy bodies dementia as these groups may prove to be the most helpful. 

Community Answers

Caringdenise answered...

Hi, Caring.com now has online support groups that you may find helpful: https://www.caring.com/support-groups You can also create your own groups on the site (at the bottom of that same page). Thanks for asking!