Do you feel like you’re grasping for something in the dark? Stumbling around trying to determine which way is up? Is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia making you crazy? Would an online support group be the answer to your prayers?
Pray no more. Support groups was the focus of my conversation with Simone of the Global Senior Care Institute. They offer a lot of different types of support of which you may want to take advantage. Perhaps you’d prefer to have an alternative when you’re in need of additional support or there’s not a support group near you. An online support group is just the answer.
Simone and I discussed all the reasons a support network was necessary for those of us caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s. I am in a support group and it’s one of the best things I have done in my very long journey with my Mom. This is a good article that talks about why a support group is such a good idea. Of course this podcast gives you lots of great advice to, but you can’t be an active participant so I suggest both an interactive group and the podcast.