Alzheimers Support Group in Sarasota

SARASOTA – Alzheimer’s disease afflicts 44 million people worldwide. In Sarasota County, 17,000 people struggle with the disease’s debilitating effects. …. To address this issue, last fall, an Alzheimer’s support group formed at the Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, to help the families and friends of Alzheimer’s sufferers learn more about the disease and discuss their challenges and fears in a confidential and caring environment. The group is co-facilitated by Harriet Burns Steiff and Medora Fry. The idea for the group came after parishioner Harriet inquired of Fr. Robinson whether there was such a group already in…