Support Groups for Family and Friends – Young Onset Dementia

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 offer the opportunity to meet, interact with and learn from others who are living with dementia. It’s a safe environment where you can share, laugh, and help each other through mutual understanding.

Support Group for Care Partners of Persons with Younger Onset Dementia via Teleconference

When symptoms of dementia start before the age of 65, we use the term young onset dementia.

Families impacted by younger onset dementia often face special and unique 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.

To assist care partners and friends of people with younger onset dementia, the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is offering a teleconference/virtual support group. Group members must be caring for someone who received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia prior to the age of 65.

The support group meets on the third Monday of the month from 7 – 8:30 pm. Participants are able to access the meeting either through a toll-free number and a conference code, or virtually through Zoom.

Questions?

For more information, please contact the Alzheimer Society at 204-943-6622 or alzmb@alzheimer.mb.ca.

If you need to talk, please don’t hesitate to call client support at 204-943-6622 (Winnipeg) or 1-800-378-6699 (Manitoba) or email support@alzheimer.mb.ca.

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