Support Groups for Family and Friends

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can leave those with the disease and their care partners feeling isolated. You are not alone. There are other people to share the journey with you!

Support groups are there for people who want to inform themselves with current information that will help improve quality of life with the disease. It’s a safe environment where you can learn, laugh, and help each other through mutual understanding.

Our support groups for those caring for someone with the disease – spouses, family or friends – offers participants the chance to:

  • Exchange information and friendship with others affected by dementia,
  • Access the most current information,
  • Learn and share practical tips for coping with change,
  • Decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation,
  • Express feelings and be reassured that these feelings are normal, and
  • Find a sense of hope.

 

Care Partners Support Groups

  • Winnipeg Locations and Rural Contact numbers (pdf)
    • The Westwood/St. James care partner support group will meet December 19th  instead of December 26th
    • The Downtown group will meet Dec 18th  instead of December 25th
    • The Transcona group will meet on January 8th
    • The Riverwood Square group will not meet in December

Young Onset Support Groups by Teleconference

Younger onset dementia affects individuals younger than age 65. They and their families are facing special challenges related to changes associated with the disease, employment, raising children, money matters and future plans. Care partners are experiencing changes in the relationship, an increase in responsibilities related to the family and the challenge of providing care while continuing to be employed.

The Group meets on the third Monday of the month from 7 – 8:30 pm. Participation can be in person at the Provincial Office in Winnipeg or by teleconference.

Click here for information about this group.