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Bay County Alzheimer’s Association Hosts Support Group

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Individuals whose family members suffer from memory loss or other related diseases have support to turn to.

The Bay County Alzheimer's Association hosted its monthly support group on Thursday evening for any individuals looking for support and education on loved ones suffering from Dementia or other related memory loss diseases.

A group of people gathered together at the Gulf Coast Medical Center Learning Center to get information on the disease that affects more than five million Americans.

Thursday night's guest speaker, Kerry Kolmetz from Gulf Coast Geriatric Clinic, spoke to attendees on finding the best care for loved ones.

Group member, Dana Lee, says the group teaches her ways to be a caregiver to her mother who is suffering from Dementia.

"Definitely get into a support group," said Lee. "It helps you learn how to deal with not only the stress you will have in your personal life because there is a lot of stress that comes with Dementia, but also personal stress on dealing with a mother who changes because she's not the same mother you knew. So that can be very depressing."

The Bay County Alzheimer's Association hosts support groups every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Medical Center Learning Center on State Avenue.