Being a care partner for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be very challenging. The Center for Memory Support and Inclusion offers a number of support options for the broader community and the families of ERS’ communities. Overall, The Center can help provide emotional support, practical guidance, and a sense of community, helping individuals and care partners navigate the challenges of the disease with increased resilience and improved quality of life. This support comes in many forms and includes:
Transition planning – For people who are looking to move into a retirement community with memory care services. Our team shares best practices, levels of care education, and guidance throughout the decision-making and placement process.
Early-stage Alzheimer’s and dementia diagnosis consulting – Assists those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners with processing a new diagnosis including providing support and advice. Our team follows them throughout their entire journey through the disease process to provide support.
Grief support – Focuses on working through the grieving process related to a major loss. Our team is there to help care partners work through their feelings of losing a loved one or the loss of a loved one’s companionship during the progression of Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Support groups for care partners are offered by a variety of organizations:
The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati – https://www.alz.org/cincinnati/helping_you/care_and_support
Catholic Charities – https://www.ccswoh.org/caregiver-assistance-network/
Pro Seniors – https://proseniors.org/calendar/