Support Groups

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Our Support Groups for people with dementia and their caregivers provide a safe environment where you can learn, laugh and help each other through mutual understanding.

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About our Support Groups

In consideration of the Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Authority regulations we have decided to continue to suspend all in person programming including support groups until at least the new year. At that time, we will review the situation.  The health and safety of our participants and facilitators is our priority. We want to do our part in keeping you, your family and community safe.

We do understand that many of you are missing the support and encouragement that you receive at our support groups, but until we can gather in person, we are offering virtual support groups. Groups are open to all who are in the province, so it may be a chance to meet new people from different communities, this can be a silver lining in a time that is very different.

Alzheimer Society support groups offer a chance to:

  • Exchange information and friendship with others living with and 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
  • Find a sense of hope

 

Support Groups for People Living with Dementia

Early Stage Support Group 
A group for people with dementia in the early stages of the disease. This group provides a place for people with dementia to come together and connect with others. Share stories, experiences and learn from one another how to live well with dementia
This group meets via Zoom 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:30-11:30
Contact Alice 
[email protected]  to register for the group

Coffee and Chat
People with dementia and their care partners. Make yourself comfortable, grab a cup of coffee or tea and join some of the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan staff and peers online to say ‘hello’ and let us know how you are doing during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will be online via Zoom each Friday from 10:30-11:30 am.

Click the email below to get registered to attend: [email protected] Please note: Due to privacy and confidentiality, we will not be able to address personal client matters during the chat, but will be happy to connect you with a First Link Coordinator or First Link Care Navigator who will be able to support you. 

This is NOT a Support Group, but an opportunity for you to check in with each other. 

Support Groups for Caregivers

Caregiver Support Group 
For someone who is caring for someone with dementia living in community or in a care facility. This group provides a safe place to share feelings, exchange practical strategies and connect with others supporting someone with dementia.
This group meets via Zoom 1st Wednesday of the month from 9:30-11:30
Contact Arianna at 
[email protected]  to register for the group 

Frontal Temporal Dementia Spousal Group 
For spouses that are supporting their partners who have been diagnosed with Frontal temporal dementia (FTD) or a v\ariant of FTD. Exchange information and connect with others affected by FTD. 

This group meets via Zoom 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:30 -6:00
Contact Connie 
[email protected]  to register for the group 

Sandwich Club
This group is for caregivers that are taking care of someone with dementia while balancing a family and career. Grab a cup of coffee and connect with others to share experiences, strategies, and support.
This group meets via Zoom 2nd Tuesday of the month from 4:30-6:00
Contact Connie  
[email protected] to register for the group.

Young Carers Group 
If you are between the ages of 20-45 and looking to meet others who are providing support to a parent or grandparent with dementia, please join us for our young carers support group! We will be discussing the experience of supporting someone with dementia while trying to balance your own life commitments such as work, school and kids.
This group meets via Zoom 2nd Thursday of the month 4:30-6pm.
Contact Laura [email protected]  to register for this group

Young Onset Spousal Support Group
If you are a spouse of some who was diagnosed with dementia who is under the age of 65 this group is for you. Connect with others to share experiences and support.
This group meets via telephone the 3rd Tuesday evening from 6:30-7:30 pm. 
Contact Connie 
[email protected] to Register for this group

Caregiver Support Group 
This group is for anyone that is supporting a spouse or family member that has dementia. Participants will be required to provide the phone number they will be calling from for security purposes. On the day of the meeting participants will call the conference number to participate in the meeting, 
This group meets via telephone 1st Thursday from 1pm -2pm 
Contact Nina 
[email protected]  to register for this group.

Registration 
Pre-registration to attend is required.