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There are a number of individuals at Oakview Terrace who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. Oakview Terrace Nursing Home has two 10-bed dementia care units. The units are designed to be a safe, secure environment for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease and/or related dementias. For more information click on Oakview Terrace.
"Another really crazy thing about Alzheimer's, nobody really wants to talk to you any longer. They're maybe afraid of us, I don't know if that's the trouble or not, I assume it is, but we can assure everybody that we know Alzheimer's is not catching." Cary Smith Henderson, "Partial View"
Freeman Regional Health Services Starts Alzheimers Support Group
An Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group has begun at FRHS. Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
These monthly meetings are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for those with a loved one who has Alzheimers Disease or other types of dementia. The meetings will consist of discussion and open sharing as well as education. All those who have a loved one impacted by dementia are encouraged to attend.
The group is sponsored by the South Dakota Alzheimers Association and facilitated by FRHS Social Worker Amanda Mettler. For more information, please call Amanda at 605-925-2108, or the South Dakota Alzheimers Association at 605-925-4543.