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Useful Dementia Resources in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

By Manpreet Dhalla, 9:00 am on

Emotional and physical exhaustion, stress and a lack of knowledge to manage cognitive changes are some of the many issues that Ft. Lauderdale dementia caregivers face. Family members who choose to assume the role of caregiver do not have to take on the task alone. There are a variety of programs Ft. Lauderdale families can turn to for help caring for a senior with dementia.

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Broward County

5300 Hiatus Road, Sunrise
Helpline: (954) 745-9779
Main office: (954) 745-9567
http://www.adrcbroward.org/supportgroups.php

The webpage provides a continually updated list of support groups located throughout the county. The list includes dementia and Ft. Lauderdale Alzheimer’s caregiver support groups. Each entry includes the location address, telephone number and meeting times. The site also features links to nutritional programs, legal assistance and senior activities.

Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida

3323 W Commercial Blvd, Suite 260, Fort Lauderdale
(800) 272-3900
http://www.alz.org/seflorida/in_my_community_19293.asp

The statewide site includes a list of support groups available in Broward County along with contact and location information. Site pages also provide detailed information concerning Alzheimer’s and dementia, which includes everything from diagnosis, stages of the disease process to treatment. The information additionally includes statistics, clinical trials and news updates.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

5985 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 588-1967
ACS: (888) 740- 834
http://www.alzheimers-caregiver-support.org/

The Imperial Point Library in Fort Lauderdale hosts meetings designed to offer support to family caregivers. The ACS website also features information about dementia and offers the chance to obtain dementia care training. Site guests might also obtain support via telephone, get counseling or learn about local respite care.

Today’s Caregiver

http://www.caregiver.com/regionalresources/index.htm

Designed especially for caregivers, the site features an abundance of information and links to resources according to state. The organization has a magazine, newsletters and disease specific articles concerning the many conditions that may cause dementia. There is also a care tips forum where individuals may impart their experience and wisdom to others.

Turn to Ft. Lauderdale Home Care Assistance to help your senior loved one maintain independence and boost overall wellbeing. Our reliable Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers work around your loved one’s schedule to help manage cognitive disorders in the comfort and safety of home. Call (954) 909-0370 today to learn more about our memory care services and set up a complimentary consultation.