If you can’t go to them, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. will bring support to you. The Society offers a free tele-support group for local caregivers of a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia who is living at home.
The sessions are designed specifically for area residents who are unable to attend support groups in person due to location, disability or other reasons, says facilitator Jan Robson.
Meetings are conducted over the phone on the first and third Fridays of each month from 2 to 3 p.m. Each call includes up to eight family caregivers. Participants only need a standard telephone. They call a toll-free number at the scheduled time and will be able to hear and speak with one another at all times during the meetings. Participation is open to family caregivers who live in B.C. or the Yukon who are unable to attend a support group in person. For more information call Robson at 604-742-4935 (toll-free 1-800-667-3742, extension 4935) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.