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About Toni Lewis

 
Toni came to us when her boss had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and began asking the same questions every five (5) minutes.  Patience was not one of her virtue.  His children, who lived out of state, suggested she attend an Alzheimer’s support group that would help her learn more about the care and patience he would need during the early stages of his disease.  In order to attend a group, during work hours, she told her boss she needed to start attending AA classes, she had a loved one that needed help with his addiction.  Laugh out loud.  Her boss was still in denial about having Alzheimer’s therefore would not have allowed her to attend this support group during work hours.  Toni joined our group and her relationship with Touching Hearts Senior Care and Gulf Coast Dementia Services began and continues to this day, her boss never did know she was attending Alzheimer’s support group for him. After attending the support for some time, Toni became such an asset, Gina Germany asked her to become a support group as a facilitator. Toni’s group allows each person to voice the emotional turmoil they feel taking care of an in-home relative or close friend with Alzheimer’s/Dementia.  This also allows those caregivers the opportunity to share their feelings with others. Toni has taken Behavioral Medicine CEU classes at the University of South Alabama as well as other medical courses to better understand the needs of others.  She has also read several articles concerning the health and well-being of the Alzheimer’s/Dementia caregiver. Toni’s groups are the 3rd Tuesday every month at 6:00PM at Volunteers of America on Hillcrest Road and every 4th Tuesday at 11:00AM at the office of Touching Hearts Senior Care on Demetropolis Road.
Chris Gibson

About Toni Lewis

 
Toni came to us when her boss had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and began asking the same questions every five (5) minutes.  Patience was not one of her virtue.  His children, who lived out of state, suggested she attend an Alzheimer’s support group that would help her learn more about the care and patience he would need during the early stages of his disease.  In order to attend a group, during work hours, she told her boss she needed to start attending AA classes, she had a loved one that needed help with his addiction.  Laugh out loud.  Her boss was still in denial about having Alzheimer’s therefore would not have allowed her to attend this support group during work hours.  Toni joined our group and her relationship with Touching Hearts Senior Care and Gulf Coast Dementia Services began and continues to this day, her boss never did know she was attending Alzheimer’s support group for him. After attending the support for some time, Toni became such an asset, Gina Germany asked her to become a support group as a facilitator. Toni’s group allows each person to voice the emotional turmoil they feel taking care of an in-home relative or close friend with Alzheimer’s/Dementia.  This also allows those caregivers the opportunity to share their feelings with others. Toni has taken Behavioral Medicine CEU classes at the University of South Alabama as well as other medical courses to better understand the needs of others.  She has also read several articles concerning the health and well-being of the Alzheimer’s/Dementia caregiver. Toni’s groups are the 3rd Tuesday every month at 6:00PM at Volunteers of America on Hillcrest Road and every 4th Tuesday at 11:00AM at the office of Touching Hearts Senior Care on Demetropolis Road.
Kyla G. Kelim, speaker on nursing home Medicaid, Medicare, Estate Planning and long term care planning
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