Do you feel the need to share your experience as a caregiver?
As a caregiver, you have several options for support and information. Individual meetings with a counselor and training workshops on various topics are good examples.
As a caregiver, you assume several roles, and the responsibilities that fall to you are numerous and demanding. It is normal that you sometimes feel the need to share your experience with people who are experiencing the same situation as you.
The support group is a type of resource designed to share your experience and knowledge:
The support groups vary in format: café-rencontre, open group or closed group. Different themes are discussed during the meetings in a friendly atmosphere where respect, non-judgment, benevolence and confidentiality prevail.
The frequency and duration of meetings may vary from one group to another.
Groups are facilitated by a caregiver and may focus on a specific issue, such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, and are open to caregivers of all ages and diseases. Some groups are also open to people who are in mourning.
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Need to talk?
Contact our Caregiver Support Helpline for counselling, information et referrals.
Every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Free of charge.