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need to find activities with others for a 56 yr old with alzheimers.
suport groups?

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Check into an adult medical day program, they can be a wonderful place. They can socialize, participate in activities etc. and eat a meal. Contact your local area agency on aging, they also have caregiver info and may have other helpful information.
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I sure understand this issue. My husband is 74 with AD. He won't tolerate "strangers" in the house and he refuses to go anywhere. He is way to healthy medically for any level of nursing care. I can tell he is desperate for something to do, but he won't join any groups. I tried the VFW and it was a disaster. He wanders around the house "getting into trouble"....like calling Information to ask for Clint Eastwood's phone number. Asking people to join him in delusional real estate deals, calling people to come over and watch doo-wop DVDs. His friends have pretty much abandoned him and family is nowhere to be found. So, I end up his entertainment and I'm about to have a nervous breakdown. Any suggestions welcome.
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Is there anyone who does one on one with someone who has dementia and is not in a nursing home the staff there does not do any kind of why 1 with her she's on medicaid we live in virginia
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Look for non profits who have organized groups of dementia folks for daycare socializing. If the person was a veteran, the VA will pick up costs related to daycare. My husband went twice a week until he didn't want to go anymore. I did not make him. Not all persons with dementia will like stranger groups.
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I agree with Council on Aging;please check it out. In our area, the Visiting Nurse Association h also has a wonderful daycare (both COA and VNA are private pay but very easy on the budget). Both these programs feature mental and physical exercise, small projects to occupy their mind/time.
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My husband goes to our local Council on Aging for day care two times a week. They do different activities, such as drawing, sing-a-longs, chair exercise, movies, and pet therapy. They also hold care giver support meetings.
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