Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:46 pm
Location: SF Bay Area (Northern CA)
SF Bay Area LBD Caregiver Support Group Mtg, 3/8/09, 5-7pm
The next caregiver support group meeting is:
Sunday, March 8
begins at 5pm (until about 7pm)
Mimi's Cafe, 2208 Bridgepointe Parkway, San Mateo 94404, 650/574-8767*
This will be our second support group meeting for 2009. I've copied the 2009 meeting schedule below. We will have nine meetings again, roughly every six weeks apart, avoiding major holidays.
Our caregiver support meetings are for those who have family members or loved ones with a diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia as well as three other atypical parkinsonism disorders. If you've been to a meeting, you know that we sit at a very large table, grouped by disorder.
All caregivers are welcome -- newcomers, longtimers, and casual interlopers! Former caregivers -- those whose loved ones have already passed away -- are welcome too; these people have been through it all and can definitely assist the rest of us.
Please RSVP by noon on Saturday (3/7) if you plan to join us.
We've got 170 members now, with attendance of 20-30 at caregiver support group meetings. Roughly speaking, 40% have an LBD connection, 40% have a PSP connection, 18% have an MSA connection, and 2% have a CBD connection or Atypical Parkinsonism connection. (I believe we have the largest PSP, LBD, and MSA local support groups in the US.)
rriddle AT stanfordalumni.org
* Mimi's Cafe, 2208 Bridgepointe Parkway, San Mateo 94404, 650/574-8767. It's just off of Highway 92, between the San Mateo Bridge and Highway 101. You can get more info online at mimiscafe.com. It's near Target. You can either eat dinner or just have something to drink. It's reasonably quiet. Note that we get separate checks so you only pay for what you order!
2009 Atypical Parkinsonism Caregiver Support Group Meeting Schedule: