The Lower Cape Cod Business Professional Women meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from September through June at different local restaurants on Lower Cape.
Alzheimer’s: When the Lights go Out
Dr. Molly Perdue, Co-founder Alzheimer’s Support Center
Tuesday, March 21st
East Harwich, MA
Dr. Molly Perdue is the co-founder of the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center in Brewster, MA, along with her author partner, Melanie Braverman. Molly is the former director of Family Services at Hope Health. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a PhD from Northeastern University.
Molly has had first-hand experience of taking care of a family member with Alzheimer’s. She was the primary caretaker for her Mom while maintaining a home with two babies and a career. Molly was earning her PhD during this time as well. This experience caused Molly to confront the complexity of navigating the health care system and while shouldering the financial and emotional costs of caregiving on Cape Cod. After her mother died, Molly’s family moved to Brewster and established the Support Center in 2014. It’s been busy from the very start.
From a dream to a reality in a few short years, this center has become a light at the end of a long scary tunnel for those caring for loved ones with dementia. It’s estimated that over 10,000 people living on the Cape have Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Most of these people are being cared for by family and friends. To do this alone is extremely stressful. Where does the caregiver go for help?
To Molly and the wonderful people who work for her. More than 400 people a month come for service. All services are free of charge, no insurance is required. Support groups, home visits, counseling and phone support are just a few of the things offered by the Family Support Center. Don’t lose the number: 508-737-7934 or 508-896-5170. You never know when you or a friend may need it.
Making Your Reservation
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In your email, please provide your name (and any additional people you bring along). Also include any special dietary requirements.
Meal Choices for March Meeting
This is a Buffet offering
- Caesar Salad and rolls
- Chicken Teriyaki
- Butternut Squash Ravioli with Cranberry-Walnut butter
- Green Beans Almondine
Gluten Free members and guests will have a separate menu to choose from.
Dessert: Brownies with Coffee and Tea
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