Alton Memorial Hospital is offering a new support group for those who are caring for seniors dealing with Alzheimer's or other dementia related disease. There is currently a group that meets monthly at night, but this new group began meeting on Friday afternoon and will do so on the second Friday of the month as a way for those caregivers to get a break and support.

Amy Eilers is the program director for the Center for Senior Renewal and says this group is geared toward the family member, or loved one, who is taking care of the person suffering from the illness and may not know where to turn, or how to best deal with the challenges they face:

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Eilers says if would like to attend the group, or learn more about when it meets at Alton Memorial, call 433-6016. There is no cost to take part.

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