Alzheimer's Queensland (AQ) provides statewide support, education and direct care services. We have on offer a 24 hour advice line 1800 639 331, community care, home care and residential homes.
As a complement to our care services, AQ operate carer support groups. We recognise that caring for an agingfamily member or friend can be a difficult and stressful experience. Many carers have found support groups to be a useful way of meeting with others in similar situations. It can be very reassuring to know that you are not alone.
The Association facilitates support groups throughout Southeast Queensland and provides a telephone support group for those carers who live in rural and remote areas or prefer the telephone option. Most of our support groups are held monthly. To find out more about our support group locations and timings please call 1800 639 331 or visit https://www.alzheimersonline.org/page/about-us/whats-on/carer-support-group/
What is an AQ Support Group?
An AQ Support Group is an informal gathering of people who share similar experiences, situations or concerns, especially pertaining to caring for a loved one with dementia. By meeting together, group members are able to offer each other emotional and practical support. Most AQ Support Groups meet once a month at a regular time. These groups are coordinated by our professionally trained staff, who organise the date, time and venue.
An AQ Support Group meeting may include:
- Information about Alzheimer's disease and other dementia related illnesses
- Information about common ageing related heath conditions
- Group discussions
- Sharing experiences and practical tips and advice on living with or caring for someone with dementia
- Relevant information and educational sessions given by guest speakers and/or videos
- Some support groups have an occasional social outing
- Sharing a cup of tea/coffee