Tuesday, May 11, 2010


We are now on Facebook! Look for the group called: Alzheimers Support Group Union County NC
Tonight we had our first meeting with John Williams as our new group leader! It was another great meeting and very informative.

Thank you Sandra Adcock for speaking and showing the care-giving DVD.

Thank you to all who attended. Please add your comments to our blog.

A special thank you goes out to John!

Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 14th.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

To all members of the Union County Alzheimer’s support group – we bid farewell and say a big “THANK YOU!” to Ed & Pat Thompson. Ed has stepped down as the group leader after 7 years of committed service to others. He and Pat’s ministry has heard another calling elsewhere. At this time, they are not sure when, or if, they will need to leave North Carolina. Time will tell. Our new group leader is in the very capable hands of John Williams, Jr. John has been part of our group for a number of years. Our meetings will continue to be on the 2nd Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. John’s email is johnandyarby@gmail.com
Here is a great website recommended by Sandra Adcock, (Senior Services Consultant) – http://www.memorybridge.org/

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thank you, Dr. Bolouri!

Dr. Bolouri, neurologist, spoke at our October meeting on 10/12/09. It was a very informative lecture regarding the mechanics of the human brain, memory and memory related problems. Many people from our support group use the services of Dr. Bolouri for the loved-ones whom they care for. The Dr. not only works with the patients, but he also helps the care-givers.

If you have a loved-one who is exhibiting possible signs of dementia, memory loss or behavioral changes, it is an important step to visit with a neurologist. If it turns out to be a diagnosis of early dementia, it is crucial to start a complete care plan as early as possible. Dementia is not reversable (at least at this time). So, catching it early may slow the progression of the disease.

To review additional information, please visit: www.amcneurology.com

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Update on our Father :)

We took dad to his doctor appointment with Dr. Bolouri and once again received a stellar "clean bill of health." We are very pleased that dad had remained in this "stable state." We did fine out what was causing his "fainting spells," Defecation Vasovagal episode. Apparently, vasovagal episode or vasovagal response or vasovagal attack is a unease or discomfort mediated by the vagus nerve. When it leads to fainting, it is called a vasovagal syncope, which is the most common type of fainting. Defecation syncope: The temporary loss of consciousness (syncope) upon defecating (having a bowel movement). Syncope is the temporary loss of consciousness or, in plain English, fainting. All of this is very common with people that have a weak or bad heart. In dad's case his heart is not that good. We did have one of these episodes a few days ago. Thank G-D the nurse, Jon and I were there. he went down fast. He thankfully did not fall but it took all three of us to lift him up onto the toilet. Bell well everyone that is on the list and see you all at the next meeting. G-D Bless

September's Meeting

A notice from our fearless leader - Mr. Ed Thompson

Our speaker for September Indian Trail Alzheimers Support Group Meeting will be Brittany Swartz, daughter of Jeanette Swartz Pughsley, who has spoken to our group several times.

Jeanette & Brittany (15 years of age) lost their husband/ father respectively at age 40 due to a genetic Alzheimers Disease where many of the family members have died very early as victims of this dreaded dementia. This will be very informative & heart-wrenching to hear first-hand how a young girl lost her dear father so early in life to this fatal disease.

Looking forward to seeing you then!