Caregiving for Alzheimer Sufferers: Support Groups on Cape Cod

It’s estimated that Alzheimer’s and other Dementia related illnesses affect over 10,000 individuals and caregivers (most of which are family members) on Cape Cod. Caring for a family member can be devastating. Coming to terms with the illness and understanding how to take care of your family member is only half the battle. Caregiving can be exhausting physically, emotionally, and mentally. Isolation can easily set in when you feel like no one can understand what your situation.

There are a few groups on Cape Cod looking to make a difference. Support groups have been proven to reduce the likelihood of caregivers developing depression.  Those living with dementia are more likely to delay nursing home placement if caregivers attend support groups.

If you have a family member or you’re caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s or other Dementia related illnesses check out these resources on Cape Cod.


Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod offers support groups across the Cape. They’re a nonprofit group supports 300 people a month thorough counseling, support groups, personalized care planning and consultations, dementia training, and more the 10,000 Cape Cod families, individuals, and caregivers living with Alzheimer’s and other Dementia-related illnesses.


Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services offers various services for those living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and their caregivers. Services include: telephone help, education for family members, support groups, and memory screenings.

See Also: Mayflower Place in Yarmouth Expanding with Memory Care Residence 

By Rebecca Romo, Lifestyle Reporter



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Rebecca Romo hosts Feel Good Mornings weekday mornings from 6-10 am on 99.9 The Q. Originally from New Orleans, she moved to Cape to be with her husband a second generation Cape Codder.
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