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Dementia Support Group sponsored by Lakewood

Lakewood Health System has scheduled free wellness support group meetings for caregivers, family members, patients and any other person affected by dementia. Meetings will be held at the Staples Public Library (122 6th St. NE) from 3-4 p.m. on the following dates:

• Thursday, July 14

Topic: Depression in persons with dementia presented by Deb Herbaugh, Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse

• Thursday, Aug. 25

Topic: Group discussion, come and share experiences and ask questions

• Thursday, Oct. 6

Topic: TBD

The dementia support group was created to facilitate discussion, learning and sharing of personal accounts among those who have a loved one affected by dementia. In the process of providing a continuum of care, Lakewood Health System recognized the need for patients and community members to learn and grow from each other's experiences.

Discussion is facilitated by Katie Paine-Santos, RN, Memory Care coordinator and Erin Shultz, licensed social worker of Lakewood Health System.

It is not required to pre-register, but for more information or to RSVP, call Erin at (218) 894-8288.