Alzheimer's Association to Host Monthly Caregiver Support Group in Columbia County

VALATIE, N.Y. (Friday, March 16, 2018) — Friends and family often have a range of questions when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This includes what does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? And what resources are available to help?


On Thursday, April 12 at 4 p.m. (and then on the second Thursday of the month thereafter at the same time and place), the Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York Chapter will host a Caregiver Support Group in Columbia County to enhance the lives of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The group will meet at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell (3230 Church St, Valatie, N.Y. 12184).

“This group is designed to be an emotional/informational support for individuals who have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, as well as other forms of dementia,” said Rachel Dolan, MSW, who is trained by the Alzheimer's Association to run group facilitation and will serve as the group's facilitator. “The group's goal is to not only shed light on the disease, but also gain comfort and support from others going through a similar experience.

“Families who have loved ones at The Grand at Barnwell, as well as the community at large are invited to attend no matter what stage of dementia their loved one is experiencing,” Dolan added.

The meetings are free, but registration is required by calling (518) 758-6222 x 3018 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Based in Whitestone, N.Y., The Grand Healthcare System offers customized rehabilitation and nursing services to patients who require either short- or long-term care. Its state-of-the-art facilities, which are located at five sites across New York, feature certified instructors who provide exceptional clinical care to help residents achieve their wellness goals. All sites offer carefully curated entertaining and dining options, and tranquil grounds for optimal recuperation. For more information, visit