New Services Launched: Dementia Carer Online Support Groups

Julia.Mazorodze@dementiacarers.org.uk
June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

We know that being a family carer of someone with dementia can be a lonely and isolating experience. We’re starting two new dementia carer online support groups so carers can meet, talk and share their experiences and feelings. The groups will take place over Zoom and are facilitated by our experienced specialists. Carers are very welcome to attend and simply listen if this feels more comfortable.

Support for carers to help the person with dementia to stay in their own home

Wednesday 12 June: 6pm-7:30pm, Supporting the person with dementia to stay in their own home

The dementia carer peer support group will be facilitated by Lorraine Haining (pictured) - an experienced specialist practitioner who is there to support and help guide and connect carers.

Lorraine Haining, our specialist nurse practitioner, will facilitate the first meeting of this session, bringing together carers who would like the person they are caring for to remain in their own home for as long as possible. The group runs from 6pm to 7:30pm. It’s an opportunity for carers to share what they’re finding challenging and learn from each other in a supportive space. Lorraine will provide practical advice on topics that are discussed.

Loneliness Support for Dementia Carers

Tuesday 18th June: 6pm-7:30pm, Loneliness support group

Dr Gemima Fitzgerald will lead this online support group for dementia carers overcoming feelings of loneliness and isolation

Dr Gemima Fitzgerald, our clinical psychologist, will facilitate the first meeting of the loneliness support group. This group is for any family carer who is feeling lonely or isolated, to connect with other carers who are feeling alone. The meeting will take place between 5pm and 6:30pm. Gemima will support and guide everyone through the session and help carers connect with others for emotional support.

The groups will meet on a fortnightly basis. They’re completely free to attend, but you do need to register in advance to receive a link for the meetings. Find more information about the groups and register online now.

Does the person I’m caring for need a diagnosis for me to attend?

We know it’s sometimes difficult to get a diagnosis for someone with dementia and we recognise you still need support. Therefore, the person you are caring for does not need to have a diagnosis of dementia for you to attend any of our online group support sessions.


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