The Tender Heart, a Dementia and Alzheimer Support Group

The Tender Heart, a Dementia and Alzheimer Support Group, is provided at no cost to the family and friends of our residents. It is also open to members of the surrounding community. This is a support and educational group that meets once monthly to discuss all aspects of Alzheimer’s and dementia care. This is an open and safe place for family and friends to express any questions or concerns they may have about their loved one; and it provides an opportunity to feel heard and understood by individuals who are on a similar journey.

Attendees of the meetings will receive valuable information on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Some topics will include: early warning signs, symptoms, diagnosis, progression and best-care practices for individuals experiencing dementia. Attendees will also receive important information on how to manage emotion when a loved one is first diagnosed. Other related topics will include: methods for self-care, and strategies to enhance mental acuity.

At Willamette Springs Memory Care Community, we understand that the diagnosis of dementia is not only a difficult transition for the individual themselves, but it can be a challenging adjustment for family and friends as well. We are here to support you and your loved ones as you experience this journey together, and it is our goal to make every day an extraordinary day!