Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

01/10/14

Winchester Hospital to Host Talk for Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Winchester Hospital will be hosting a physician guest speaker at its next Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at 7 McKay Ave. in Winchester.

Guest speaker, Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, section chief of geriatrics and transitional care at Lahey Health, will be holding an introductory talk on cognitive impairment. The Winchester Hospital Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group is designed to provide emotional, educational and social support to individuals who care for Alzheimer’s patients. These caregivers may be spouses, children, other family members or health care professionals.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. The disease, which progressively worsens over time, is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, research has shown that effective care and support can improve quality of life for individuals and their caregivers over the course of the disease.

For more information about the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group, please call 781-756-4710.

About Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital is the first hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet recognition, the American Nurses Association’s highest honor for nursing excellence, three times. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, rehabilitation, radiation oncology, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. Winchester Hospital has clinical affiliations with several nationally recognized hospitals in the region, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. To learn more, visit www.winchesterhospital.org.