The challenges of caring for a loved one can result in caregivers ignoring their own physical and emotional health. Caregivers often don’t recognize the symptoms of stress that they are experiencing. You might feel that you are the only one dealing with a loved one who requires special care. You might feel sad that your loved one is in need and confused about your new role as a caregiver. You might also be dealing with siblings or other family members who criticize you or do not share in caring for your loved one.
Some caregivers find support groups helpful. They allow caregivers to share their experiences and exchange information. Support groups also encourage caregivers to care for themselves and help remind you that it is not selfish for caregivers to attend to their own needs. Bethesda’s support groups are run by professionals and are designed to help caregivers deal with different caregiving situations.
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group
Bethesda’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group is for all family and friends of those experiencing difficulties with Alzheimer’s Disease and memory loss to share and discuss topics of interest.
The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group will meet at:
|Bethesda’s Willmar Campus||First Tuesday||10:00 am – 11:30 am|
|Bethesda North Pointe||Second Thursday||2:30 pm – 4:00 pm|
|Park View Village Assisted Living||Fourth Thursday||10:00 am – 11:30 am|
Caregiver’s Support Group
Bethesda’s Caregiver’s Support Group is for all caregivers seeking information and wanting to share in both the joys and sorrows related to the caregiving experience.
The Caregiver’s Support Group will meet at:
|Bethesda’s Willmar Campus||First Thursday||1:30 pm – 3:00 pm|
|Bethesda North Pointe||Second Tuesday||2:30 pm – 4:00 pm|
|Park View Village Assisted Living||Fourth Tuesday||5:00 pm – 6:00 pm|
Parkinson’s Support Group
Bethesda’s Parkinson’s Support Group is for all individuals experiencing difficulties with Parkinson’s disease and their family members or special friends looking for support and the opportunity to share topics of interest.
The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at:
|Bethesda’s Willmar Campus||Third Tuesday||10:00 am – 11:30 am|
|Bethesda North Pointe||Third Thursday||10:00 am – 11:30 am|
|Park View Village Assisted Living||Fourth Tuesday||2:00 pm – 3:30 pm|
For more information, please contact Connect Caregiver Alliance Network Coordinator, Becky Moen: (320) 214-5600 or email.
- This project is made possible in part under the Federal Older Americans Act and the American Rescue Plan Act through an award from the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging under an Area Plan approved by the Minnesota Board on Aging.