McCormick Dementia Services – Caregiver’s Corner – Social Work – Support Groups

Support Groups

Meaningful Activities at Home – New!

We are excited to launch our brand new support group! This group will be facilitated by a social worker and a recreation specialist virtually using Zoom and builds on the knowledge learned in the Strategies for Meaningful Activity Engagement Education Series, so completion of that course is required. Participants will learn and practice how to plan and initiate meaningful activities for the person they are caring for.

First Friday of each month
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Starts Friday, November 6

Contact your social worker to discuss this support group and complete your registration.

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Caregiver Support Group
Lewy Body and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia Caregiver Support Group
Caregiver Support Group
Spousal Support Group

Caregivers of someone living with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) will benefit from understanding the unique challenges and opportunities that arise from connecting with others in similar situations. This group provides a monthly forum to share successes and problem solve around the particular challenges that occur with being a caregiver of someone with this lesser-known form of dementia.

First Wednesday of the month
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Contact your social worker to discuss this support group and complete your registration.

This group addresses the particular challenges of caring for someone living with Lewy Body/Parkinson’s disease dementia, which differs in many ways from the treatment approaches used for the more common types of dementia, such as Alzheimer disease.

Third Wednesday of the month
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Contact your social worker to discuss this support group and complete your registration.

Making connections with other caregivers of people living with dementia helps alleviate feelings of loneliness and provides a much-needed support network. Participants learn from each other and share their challenges and successes in a safe, confidential setting. Participants often find that the group provides a helpful way to problem solve around the challenges that occur from being a caregiver of someone with dementia.

First Wednesday of the month
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Contact your social worker to discuss this support group and complete your registration.

Living with a spouse who has dementia brings with it the unique challenges of incorporating a caregiving role into the spousal relationship. We have worked with hundreds of people to help them manage their spouse’s dementia journey, while enabling them to maintain the relationship through its varying stages. Group sessions help promote advanced knowledge and skills in dementia care and provide an environment that is supportive, educational and social, and one that celebrates the successes in caregiving.

Second and fourth Wednesday of the month
Time: 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Contact your social worker to discuss this support group and complete your registration.