https://alzsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/elderly-support-group.jpg 1001 1500 Jan Higman http://alzsociety.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ASW_logo_vert.png Jan Higman2017-01-27 16:01:072017-01-30 17:40:41What are the benefits of joining a support group?
- Support groups give you an opportunity to talk. It is helpful to talk to sympathetic people about the frustrations you are experiencing. Early memory loss, Alzheimer’s, and other dementia related diseases create many specific challenges for families in their daily lives. Simply getting to know other people with similar concerns can be quite comforting.
- To share, be listened to, and hear the experiences of others can be beneficial. You can talk about problems you are having and get helpful suggestions from those who have already faced some of the same problems. You can collectively help others find solutions.
- A support group is a safe place to bring up issues that might be hard to talk about at home. It is a safe and confidential place to talk about specific concerns where the objectivity of others can help you think through the situation.
- A support group is empowering and educational. It is an excellent place to learn about memory loss, dementia related diseases, legal issues, community resources, and plan for the future.
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