LEWISTON/FARMINGTON — SeniorsPlus is holding focus groups in Lewiston and Farmington to receive input from citizens who have or are caring for someone with memory loss.

“Hearing directly from citizens who have dementia or from those who are caring or have cared for someone with memory loss will help SeniorsPlus in its work to improve community awareness, education and support for others with the same diagnosis,” said Connie Jones, director of community services at SeniorsPlus.

The focus group will address questions such as: Where did you first turn to get a diagnosis?How long did you wait before seeking help? What were your next steps after you received a diagnosis? Who or what was your most valuable resource for information and education? What has worked best and been most helpful to your family and you? What do you think you would do differently if you had to start down this road again?

Strong awareness about dementia in the community empowers individuals, family members, friends and community members to take action to support individuals with dementia so they can live the fullest lives possible with their disease.

The focus groups will be held on Monday, Jan. 27. The Farmington meeting will be at 3 p.m. at a location to be determined, while the Lewiston meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at SeniorsPlus Education Center.

For more information or to sign up, call Kathy Brill at 207-513-3728.

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