Merrimack Valley Hospital is holding a support group for caregivers of loved ones with memory loss.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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The group is facilitated by Patricia Lavoie, LICSW, program director in the Adult Behavioral Medicine Center at Merrimack Valley Hospital.

Lavoie understands the vital role caregivers serve. She has seen the stress they are under, and decided to offer support.

"Caregivers sometimes have difficulty understanding how valuable support groups are. The goal of our support group is to aid caregivers in managing the patient, and in understanding and coping with the daily challenges of care giving. Ultimately, a support group helps caregivers realize that they aren't alone in the process, and that help, advice and support are available from others who are going through the same thing,” said Lavoie.

Meetings are monthly on the third Wednesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor Atrium. Light refreshments are served.

For more information, please call Patricia Lavoie at 978.420.1162 or email

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