Dementia is a general term used to describe a decline in mental ability that is severe enough to affect daily life. (Photo: MGNOnline)

CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging is hosting a dementia caregiver support group on June 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The group will meet at CHI Memorial Ooltewah Imaging Center located at 6401 Mountain View Road.

Dementia is a “life-changing” diagnosis and caring for a loved one affected by dementia can leave the caregiver feeling exhausted, angry or guilty, officials said in a news release.

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The support group will give caregivers the opportunity to meet other people who are in similar circumstances and that understand the struggles and stresses of caring for someone with dementia.

The focus of the meeting will be dementia caregiver burnout and leaders will discuss what caregiver burnout is with dementia patients.

It will also cover the signs of caregiver burnout and managing caregiver guilt.

The support group will be lead by Adrian Boyd a social worker with CHI Memorial Center for Healthy Aging.

There is no charge to attend the support group.

To RSVP, or for more information, call 423-682-8150.

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