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