Mike and Kim Barnes of Parenting Aging Parents joined Studio 512 to talk about Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and how families can get free help to support their loved ones.
Mike’s mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and she recently moved to a memory care facility. Mike and Kim were looking for resources and information about Alzheimer’s following her diagnosis, so they decided to start a Facebook group called Parenting Aging Parents. Kim says, “We wanted to create a place for people to get resources, information and community so they don’t feel like they’re alone. We have almost 900 people already who have joined the free group and it’s amazing to see how everyone helps each other. Mike and I do interviews with experts to help people even know the questions to ask since this affects millions of people. People ask questions about what they’re dealing with and others jump in and share experiences and ideas.”
Mike and Kim have now created a website for more resources, and they encourage families of newly-diagnosed patients to join the Facebook group for community and information. Learn more at ParentingAgingParents.com.