Alzheimer's care groups help support family members

Groups for families dealing with Alzheimer'sAlzheimer's disease is one that has affected millions of elderly people across the country. In Mount Airy, North Carolina, there's a group that helps family members deal with and are involved with the Alzheimer's care and how it is affecting their lives, according to the Mount Airy News.

Many family members have a different struggle every day with their loved one who has this illness.

"Keep things as simple as possible," advises bereavement counselor Allison Hemrick to the media outlet. "What works one day, may not work another day."

These groups also educate caregivers on the best ways to deal with patients who suffer from these diseases, the news source reports.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are some warning signs that families should be aware of. Memory loss and confusion of time are a couple of the first warning signs followed with challenges in planning or solving problems. In addition, Alzheimer's patients develop poor judgement, changes in mood and misplace things frequently. If a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, it is important to take them to a doctor as soon as possible.