Alzheimer’s Association launches social networking for caregiversA new social networking community for people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, ALZConnected, has been launched by the Alzheimer’s Association.
A new social networking community for people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, ALZConnected, has been launched by the Alzheimer’s Association.
After joining the online community at no cost, members can connect with others to discuss their challenges, pose and answer questions about dementia-related issues, create groups about specific topics and contribute to message boards.
“Coping with and caring for someone with Alzheimer’s can be mentally and physically exhausting,” said Joan Litwitz, program director for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Wisconsin Chapter. “By connecting with others, caregivers discover that they are not isolated in this difficult journey and establish a vital support system. They can then share their struggles and learn new ways of caring for their loved ones.”
To join the networking site, visit alzconnected.org. The Alzheimer’s Association also offers a toll-free, 24/7 Helpline at (800) 272-3900. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s held this fall raises funds to help support programs such as these. To sign up for a walk in your area, visit www.alz.org/gwwi.