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 –

Catholic Charities –

Pro Seniors –


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