Alzheimer's Queensland provides statewide support, education, information and direct care services. We have on offer a 24-hour Advice Line, community and residential care.
As a complement to our care services, Alzheimer’s Queensland operate carer support groups. We recognise that caring for an aging family 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 organisation 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 click on the locations and timings button below or call 1800 639 331.
What is a Support Group?
A support group is an informal gathering of people who share similar experiences, situations or concerns. By meeting together, support group members can offer each other emotional and practical support. vSupport groups usually meet once a month at a regular time. These groups are coordinated by people employed in health related fields or by people who have been carers themselves. The coordinator will organise the date, time and venue for the meeting in consultation with members.
A 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.
- Nine support groups on offer, covering Queensland (statewide).