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Alzheimer’s Support Group at Bethany

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meets monthly, every second Thursday 

in the Bethany Ministry Center

on the first Floor of the Disciple Building

10010 Anderson Mill Road, Austin

 from noon to 1:30 p.m. (See scheduled dates below.)


  This is an opportunity for caregivers to: 

1.    to discuss individual challenges

2.    help work through solutions

3.    hear speakers that will provide timely advice

4.    meet with individuals that face the same situations

5.    network with Health Care professionals


Sessions are facilitated by:

Bethany Care Ministries Pastor, Dave Lutz and R.N. Victoria Bovard. 


Caregivers can bring a brown bag lunch if they like.

For more information, contact

Pastor Dave Lutz at 512-310-9451



For Upcoming meetings, check our current calendar!


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The Alzheimer’s Support Group is open to ALL Care Givers, not just those that have a loved one in the House of Friends Respite Program.  If you know of someone that would benefit from the session, please make them aware of the group.






Caregiver's Bill of Rights

I have the right...

• To take care of myself. This is not an act of selfishness.  It will give me the capability of taking better care of my relative.

• To seek help from others even though my relatives may object. I recognize the limits of my own endurance and strength.

• To maintain facets of my own life that do not include the person I care for, just as I would if he or she were healthy.  I know that I do everything that I reasonably can for this person, and I have the right to do some things just for myself. 

• To get angry, be depressed, and express other difficult feelings occasionally.

• To reject any attempts by my relative (either conscious or  unconscious) to manipulate me through guilt, and/or depression.

• To receive consideration, affection, forgiveness, and acceptance for what I do from my loved one for as long as I offer these qualities in return.

• To take pride in what I am accomplishing and to applaud the courage it has sometimes taken to meet the needs of my relative.

• To protect my individuality and my right to make a life for myself that will sustain me in the time when my relative no longer needs my full-time help.

• To expect and demand that as new strides are made in finding resources to aid physically and mentally impaired persons in our country, similar strides will be made towards aiding and supporting caregivers. 

—Author Unknown



Submitted by: Beckie Hinze, MBA, BSN, RN, CHCE. 

Vice President Agency Operations, Accolade Home Care




10010 Anderson Mill Road       Austin, Texas  78750      Phone:  (512) 258-6017 7