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If you or a family member suffer from early onset memory loss there is a group of people who understand

Jun 14, 2013 -- 4:33pm

A local group of people who are having symptoms of early onset memory loss or dementia find comfort in each other at semi-weekly meetings. Lutheran Family and Children’s Services Facilitator, Carol Dippold says the highly structured four-hour meetings offer exercise, cognitive games, social activities, and more. She tells KZIM KSIM they are not just for people who specifically suffer from Alzheimer’s disease…Memory loss has early and late stages and quite a large range in between. Those with early indications or mild cognitive impairment are still very independent which still allows them to socialize with folks just like them. Dippold says in later stages this can also give caregivers a respite. Meetings take place at LFCS offices on Blattner drive in Cape Girardeau. You are not required to attend every meeting but are welcome to do so. A 25-dollar donation is recommended but not required. Contact Dippold for an assessment for inclusion at 334-5866.

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