Can this card help you?

Rayma Scalzo

Are you a caregiver for a loved one who has a memory problem? Do you find you stay home because it is sometimes embarrassing to go places? Does your loved one’s behavior cause you concern when out in public? If so, this card may be helpful to you.

The purpose of the card is to discreetly let someone know that your loved one has a memory problem so they can understand the reason for the unusual behavior. By giving a card to someone, it will help you as a caregiver relax knowing that people will have more patience and understanding. It is great to give to a server at a restaurant or perhaps at a show or on a cruise.

Our next Alzheimer’s Caregivers Discussion Group meeting will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Our facilitator will show a webinar pertaining to strategies to help with tough issues. These webinars are so helpful and are also available on the web for caregivers who cannot attend our discussion group.

This group provides a forum to share feelings, concerns, information and a way of supporting and encouraging each other. We also have The Saturday Group that meets at a nearby location. It provides respite care for those having Alzheimer’s disease and allows caregivers the opportunity and peace of mind to attend the Caregiver’s Discussion Group. The group is run by two PebbleCreek volunteers who have experience with Alzheimer’s disease. They want to make this time away from a loved one as comfortable and stress free as possible. If your loved one is unable to participate in such a group, we may be able to arrange for someone to come to your house during the two hour meeting.

For a free supply of cards or more detailed information, please contact Rayma Scalzo at 623-935-1819.