Who is this catered to?
For spouses and adult children
Support groups are an opportunity to interact with peers who are going through a similar experience. Group members exchange ideas, learn from one another, and feel supported on the emotional caregiving rollercoaster.
The benefits of joining a group include:
· Reduced caregiver isolation
· Feeling supported by others when talking openly
about your feelings
· Improve skills to cope with daily challenges
· Learn about resources in the community.
All AGI support groups are facilitated by an AGI counsellor and are arranged based on the carer's relationship to the stage of the person living with dementia. AGI offers spousal, adult-child and young onset dementia support groups.
Groups are in person or online at no cost. AGI is a community resource that provides support and services for the whole family. Whether you need us now or in the future.
Young Onset Dementia
Young-onset dementia (YOD) is a diagnosis of dementia before the age of 65, and less common than a diagnosis in later years. AGI’s new support group is devoted to YOD caregivers, as they often face specific challenges. For example, they may still be working full-time and finding daytime care for the person living with dementia can be difficult.
Each support group session is facilitated by a professional AGI counsellor, who provides a safe space for the family members of individuals with YOD to receive emotional validation, learn about the diagnosis, find information and resources, and meet other care partners in similar situations.
Bi-Weekly on Wednesdays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Spaces still available
Free | Online via Zoom