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You don’t have to care for a person with memory loss alone. Blanking on a friend’s name. Losing keys. Forgetting a story we were about to tell. These are things many of us can relate to. Over time we begin to wonder what these memory lapses mean in ourselves and the people we love. Being scared is a very common feeling and you are not alone. It can be difficult to know the difference between normal age related forgetfulness and symptoms that indicate a developing a cognitive problem. LGBTQ Memory Loss Caregivers was made for you! Our program supports caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias (AD/D) who are part of the LGBTQ community.

BEING A CAREGIVER
While adjusting to their role as a caregiver, people may experience isolation, loneliness, and a decreased sense of self. LGBTQ caregivers are at greater risk due to unique challenges in accessing services and telling their stories to service providers

HOW CAN OUR PROGRAM HELP?
Our LGBTQ Memory Loss Caregivers program supports caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias (AD/D). We provide assistance with:

  • Assessment/Referral Services
  • In-person assessment
  • Unique referral plan
  • Linkage to respite providers, homecare, caregiver counseling, insurance options, and fall-prevention training
  • Caregiver Support Group
  • Educational Workshops

We also offer free private care consultations. You can meet privately with the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY at the Pride Center to discuss a range of information including and not limited to: the warning signs of dementia, care planning, local resources, trouble shooting problematic symptoms and/or behaviors, and planning for the future.

For more information or to enroll in our Caregiver Support Group, please contact Deanna Bednarz at 716-852-7743 or email dbednarz@pridecenterwny.org.