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Support groups are available for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementia CENTRAL TEXAS – In a partnership between the Alzheimer’s Association Capital of Texas Chapter and the Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas, a new support group in Killeen will join existing support groups in Temple, Belton, and Lampasas. These support groups, which are open to all, will expand in the future to other counties served by AAACT. Alzheimer’s Association support groups, conducted by trained

The Event Will Feature a Day of Education, Resources and More BELTON, TX – The Alzheimer’s Association Capital of Texas Chapter is joining The Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas to present the Celebrating Caregivers Conference on Wednesday, November 9, during National Family Caregivers and Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Area residents are invited to celebrate with a day of learning, resource sharing and more. The event is free to

The Thursday Club is a FREE weekly respite service where we treat your loved one with a home-cooked meal, entertainment, and one-on-one interaction! We meet from 9am - 1pm at the First Lutheran Church in Temple. The Thursday Club is an amazing ministry run by volunteers and nursing professionals. Here's how it works. You drop off your loved one at 9:30 am so that you, the caregiver, can do something for

Fifty-nine percent of family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias rated the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high LAMPASAS, TX – In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Capital of Texas Chapter and the Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is hosting a Caregiver Support Group on the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. The new support group begins May

Living with Alzheimer's or caring for loved ones with dementia brings demands and may feel overwhelming. Too much stress affects your health and ability to function. Follow these 10 tips shared by the Alzheimer's Association to reduce stress and improve concentration and decision-making: Maintain a positive attitude. Acceptance is key–all you can control is how you react and adjust. People can’t help if they don’t know there is a problem–be

Caregiving Tips for Alzheimer's and Dementia Thanks again to Delia Jervier from the Capital of Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association for visiting AAACT at Central Texas Council of Governments this past week. Jervier shared great insight on caregiving for dementia and Alzheimer's patients. One point she discussed was that as loved ones digress, there is a tendency to revert to their native language, making communication with facility staff difficult. One example

Caregiving for Family Members with Alzheimer's and Dementia Reported By Kerry Fillip, Director of the Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas Dr. Alan Stevens from the Center for Applied Health Research at Baylor Scott & White joined community members on February 16 at the Walk With a Doc event, a free monthly event where health providers speak on their area of expertise. Dr. Stevens shared his thoughts on the trends for caregiving for family members who