Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group

ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP Meet every last Saturday of the month.

In our support group we learn to laugh again. We laugh together, we lend a shoulder to cry on. We are there to help one another. We are one body.

The purpose of our support group is to provide Alzheimer's caregivers and family members with an opportunity to develop a support system of people who understand.  Having a place to exchange ideas and experiences strengthens coping skills, ultimately allowing the caregiver to take better care of themselves and the person with the Alzheimer's condition. We encourage participants to maintain personal, physical and emotional health by enabling them to speak out their frustrations and concerns.

Support groups mean different things to different people. Some may come to gain a better understanding of the condition, or because they have specific caring challenges. Or just wish to be with people who are in the same boat.

All Alzheimer's caregivers are on the same voyage but at different stages of the journey. Some folk are doing well riding the waves as caregivers, some are just going with the flow, while others are right in the midst of the storm and feel as if they are sinking. But as a support group we are there to help one another to overcome by throwing out the life line.

An example of one of the many life lines that have been thrown out is The Living Cornerstone Day Care and 24 hour care residence. It is a place where the family member can leave their loved one and have peace in their hearts knowing that he or she is well cared for while they are at work.

If you are interested in joining this group or want to know more contact Gilda Scammell on 044 343 1099/ 084 544 1203   (This Support Group is backed by Dementia SA)