Dementia Caregiver Support Group To Meet Feb. 26

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dementia is a life-changing diagnosis. Caring for a loved one with dementia can leave the caregiver feeling exhausted, angry or guilty.  CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging is hosting a Dementia Caregiver Support Group on Monday, Feb.

26, from 6:30–7:30 p.m. at CHI Memorial Imaging Center, 6401 Mountain View Road, Ooltewah, Tn. 37363. The support group will give caregivers an opportunity to meet with others who understand the demands and stresses of caring for someone with dementia.

 

The focus of this meeting will be dementia caregiver burnout.  Discussion topics include: What is caregiver burnout with dementia patients?; How to recognize the signs of caregiver burnout; and How to manage caregiver guilt.  The support group will be led by Adrian Boyd, social worker with CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging.

 

There is no charge to attend the Dementia Caregiver Support Group. To RSVP, or for more information, call 423 682-8150.


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Living Well

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The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer has announced two key staff promotions. Tracey Burke has been named the foundation’s executive director while Trent Whicker has been named manager of grants and development. These promotions come from within. Ms. Burke formerly was the foundation’s controller while Mr. Whicker served as an executive fellow. Ms. Burke joined ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Chattanooga Airport To Build 520-Space Economy Lot; Raises Parking Rates

The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority board on Monday gave approval for construction of an approximately 520-space economy parking lot with shuttle service to the terminal. For the first time in more than six years, the board also passed a parking rate adjustment that officials said more closely aligns with comparable airports in neighboring cities. “The Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Lamar Alexander Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2020; Officials Respond; Haslam Seriously Considering Race

Senator Lamar Alexander announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020. Afterward, Governor Bill Haslam said he would seriously consider seeking the seat. Senator Alexander, 78, said, " I will not be a candidate for re-election to the United States Senate in 2020. The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as Governor and ... (click for more)

Opinion

An Open Letter Concerning The Proposed Ooltewah Waste Treatment Facility - And Response

The Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority and County Commissioner Tim Boyd want to build a sewage treatment plant in my backyard. I bought my house in Ooltewah in 1994, raised my children here and worked hard to pay it off. My home has been my small piece of the American Dream. Now, the WWTA and Commissioner Boyd want to reward my hard work by taking away about ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Loving Hands…

For a great part of my life that I spent with my family at the former Chattanooga News-Free Press, we were in a lockjaw fight with the family who owned the Chattanooga Times. Up until the 1970s the two newspapers existed under the same roof, splitting expenses, but that got sour when the Times had a lot more “expenses” than we were duty-bound to share. So then my grandfather ... (click for more)