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I'm so angry with my siblings and so exhausted with being the sole caregiver in a family with 5 siblings. I'm tired of being called a control freak, but if I don't organize it doesn't get done. I'm tired of my life being the only life disrupted, stalled, and stressful

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Try typing the name of your state in your browser and then the word "aging." That should bring up many local links including your state's version of the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP), though it may have a slightly different name. I'd think that this group could send you a local list.

Your local Alzheimer's organization may be able to help. Churches often have groups as well. Local nonprofit social services organizations are also likely to have local information. So would your local Area Agency on Aging.

Good luck with this. In-person support groups help many people and you may make friends who truly understand you.

I hope you'll also check back with us so we know how you're doing.
Take care,
Carol
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Start with checking with your local ALF, memory care or NH facilities, at least in my area, several of them have organized support groups open to all whether you have loved one there or not. Churches may also have a caregiver support group meetings. Local senior center can be a good resource or your local Aging center. If one is not available, consider organizing one of your own --maybe the local library or your church, etc will let you book a room to conduct the mtgs.
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Here's another place to start, it's the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services. Go to the "Family Caregiver Support" section : http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/ . And another one in the Piedmont Triangle: http://www.ptrc.org/index.aspx?page=321
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Contact local hospitals, especially the larger ones or ones that are in a group of affiliated hospitals. They often have support groups.

In SE Michigan, AL facilities seem to become increasing involved in hosting support groups, so you might try contacting them as well.

Good luck.
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