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Support Groups

Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute provides support groups that reduce stress and isolation for family caregivers.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

For Family Caregivers

No one should have to care for a loved one with dementia without help. Joining a family caregiver support group can provide you with a critical support system throughout your caregiving journey. Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join a virtual support group led by the caring and compassionate Caregiver Services team at Duet.

Considering Joining a Support Group?

Are you caring for a loved one who requires round-the-clock attention?
Is your own well-being suffering as you tend to the needs of the person you’re caring for?
Do you feel alone in your obligation?
If you answered yes to one of these questions, joining a support group with other family caregivers may be something you want to consider.Below are six reasons why caregivers often join support group

  1. To meet others who “get it”–You will discover you are not alone. Others in similar circumstances feel overwhelmed and frustrated as you do. You love the person for whom you’re caring, yet you want to scream, punch a pillow, run away.
  2. To share, vent, compare–Get it off your chest in a safe space without guilt or judgement. You can be honest about your feelings. You are normal. You are human. You will get the validation you need, and you will carry on.
  3. To learn–Through others’ experiences, you will learn coping strategies and be directed to resources. Every situation is unique, yet there’s plenty of commonality.
  4. To realize you are #1–You must include caring for yourself in your regimen. After all, you are a person who matters, too. Also, without you, your loved one would have no one. You must place the oxygen mask on yourself, first, so you are able to assist another.
  5. To pay it forward — Save someone else the energy and exasperation you expended on trial and error.
  6. To establish camaraderie–Isolation is a killer. Literally. Connecting with others will help draw you outand energize you to carry on. If your own family is not supportive, your fellow support group members can become your “psychological family” that encourages you

Testimonials from Caregivers About Support Groups

I wasn’t a support group kind ofperson. One day I was invited to sit in ona group,and it made a big differencein my life as a caregiver. It was nice toconnect withotherswho got what I was going through, and didn’tjudge. They listened and shared their experiences, including how they overcame the same obstacles I wasfacing.

My support group is wonderful at holding space for all our stories. Our meetings have become a mini-retreat time for me.

The compassion and caring of group members and leaders help my confidence. I receive great comfort knowing that I am not alone. Others are on this journey, and I learn from them. It is satisfying to feel that I have helped others, too.

The support group helps me cope, and to keep things in a healthier perspective. I realize the swaying emotions that accompany caregiving are typical and normal.

What is said here, stays here. We are comfortable to say and ask things. The camaraderie and support are very important! It is something I really look forward to.

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Spanish-Speaking General Caregiver Support Group
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the Spanish-Speaking General Caregiver Support Group, led by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This virtual support group is open to all family caregivers regardless of loved one’s condition. You don’t have to undertake the overwhelming caregiving , ...
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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group, led by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This virtual support group is for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. You don’t have to undertake the overwhelming caregiving journey alone. Support groups , ...
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LGBTQ+ Caregiver Support Group
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group, led by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This group is specifically for family caregivers who are members of the LBGTQ+ community. Questions? Call Duet’s Caregiver Services at (602) 274-5022. Virtual Meetin , ...
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Grief Support Group (Virtual)
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the Grief Support Group, led virtually by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This group is for family caregivers who are suffering the loss of their loved one. Virtual Meeting Details 1st Friday of each month, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Arizona Time) Please , ...
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Men’s Support Group
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the Men’s Support Group, led by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This virtual support group is for male caregivers only. You don’t have to undertake the overwhelming caregiving journey alone. Support groups can give you an opportunity to be in a , ...
Caring for Parents Support Group
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the Caring for Parents Support Group, led by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This virtual support group is for family caregivers who are caring for their parents. You don’t have to undertake the overwhelming caregiving journey alone. Support groups ca , ...
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Free Discussion Series Feb. 2023 (In Person: Arizona)
10:00 am - 12:00 am
2nd & 4th Mondays, Feb. 13 Aug. 14, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. *No sessions April 10 or June 26 Download PDF: FM&H Flyer SBC Feb 2023 Finding Meaning and Hope Join a group of fellow family caregivers to discuss how to regain hope and build resilience when dealing with the complexities of ongoing loss a , ...
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General Caregiver Support Group
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the General Caregiver Support Group, led by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This virtual support group is open to all family caregivers regardless of loved one’s condition. You don’t have to undertake the overwhelming caregiving journey alone. S , ...
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Finding Meaning and Hope Alumni Group
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the Finding Meaning and Hope Alumni Group, led by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This virtual support group is for those who have taken part in a Finding Meaning and Hope discussions series. You don’t have to undertake the overwhelming caregiving jou , ...
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Parkinson’s Support Group
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the Parkinson’s Support Group, led by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This virtual support group is for family caregivers of individuals with Parkinson’s. You don’t have to undertake the overwhelming caregiving journey alone. Support group , ...
Spanish-Speaking General Caregiver Support Group
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the Spanish-Speaking General Caregiver Support Group, led by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This virtual support group is open to all family caregivers regardless of loved one’s condition. You don’t have to undertake the overwhelming caregiving , ...
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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group, led by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This virtual support group is for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. You don’t have to undertake the overwhelming caregiving journey alone. Support groups , ...
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LGBTQ+ Caregiver Support Group
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group, led by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This group is specifically for family caregivers who are members of the LBGTQ+ community. Questions? Call Duet’s Caregiver Services at (602) 274-5022. Virtual Meetin , ...
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Caring for Parents Support Group
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the Caring for Parents Support Group, led by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This virtual support group is for family caregivers who are caring for their parents. You don’t have to undertake the overwhelming caregiving journey alone. Support groups ca , ...
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General Caregiver Support Group
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the General Caregiver Support Group, led by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This virtual support group is open to all family caregivers regardless of loved one’s condition. You don’t have to undertake the overwhelming caregiving journey alone. S , ...
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Finding Meaning and Hope Alumni Group
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Duet’s Meaning & Hope Institute invites you to join the Finding Meaning and Hope Alumni Group, led by Duet’s Caregiver Services. This virtual support group is for those who have taken part in a Finding Meaning and Hope discussions series. You don’t have to undertake the overwhelming caregiving jou , ...
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