At Livewell, we understand the need for specialist dementia and Alzheimer’s support groups. Support is essential for those affected by dementia and Alzheimers, including families, spouses, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Dementia and Alzheimer’s require specialist care and providing support is an important element of that care. Being the sole caregiver of a dependent loved one, particularly of someone who has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, can cause constant strain. Taking care of someone full-time affects every aspect of your life as a caregiver, including your own health and wellbeing. The more dependent the person becomes on you, the more you are forced to sacrifice your own personal time and needs. Very often caregivers feel that they are expected to be selfless and subsequently put the emotions and needs of the person they are caring for ahead of their own. If this sounds like you, remember that it is completely normal to think this way but that doesn’t mean it’s right or how it should be. It’s important to seek out specialist dementia and Alzheimer’s support.
Upcoming Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Groups
Our aim is to equip families, spouses and care providers with ways to sustain themselves when they face difficulty or when a spouse is diagnosed with dementia. The aim of support groups is to provide a place to connect with other caregivers and the Livewell team who truly understand what you are going through. Whether you need information about caregiving, want to share your story or simply need to be in a safe environment to seek help, we are here to help. The Livewell support groups are currently taking place on the first Friday of the month at our Estate in Somerset West. To stay up to date with our upcoming support groups, please follow us on Facebook.
Our vision is for all individuals affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia to have access to specialist information, support and specialised care.