Caregiver Support and Education Group Offered by FamilyMeans and Stillwater Medical Group

STILLWATER, Minn., April 20, 2011 – FamilyMeans and Stillwater Medical Group have teamed up to offer a monthly caregiver support and education group to people caring for someone with memory loss.

The monthly sessions will provide caregivers a place to connect with others in similar situations as well as have the opportunity to talk with medical experts and caregiver support professionals. Stanley Smith, M.D., a geriatrician with Stillwater Medical Group along with Carol Davis and Lisa Schiemann, caregiver coaches and counselors with FamilyMeans, will serve as facilitators.

The group will explore issues including:
Understanding and dealing with the realities of memory loss
Managing difficult behaviors
Maintaining personal balance
Planning for legal needs
Coping with depression
Developing support systems
Accessing community resources

Details for the caregiver support and education group:

When: First Wednesday of every month (beginning February 2011)
1 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Stillwater Medical Group Clinic (conference room A)
1500 Curve Crest Boulevard
Stillwater, MN 55082

RSVP: Call Lisa Schiemann at (651) 789-4004 to register or for more information. Care for the person with memory loss may be available; ask for details when registering.

Cost: Free – pre-registration is requested