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A group of people with common experiences and concerns who provide emotional and moral support for one another.

Merriam-Webster, Definition: "Support Group"

The Toolkit Project offers the Dementia Support Group Facilitator information, resources, and the ability to network with each other. Each group facilitator comes with a wide variety of experiences, education, and comfort in running groups. Leading a support group, whether it be a group for people with dementia or a group for caregivers, is both rewarding and challenging. Whether you are new to running a group or have been doing so for many years, we have found that everyone needs support. We hope this website will be a valuable resource for all support group leaders to learn and grow in their practice.

The success of any support group lies with the skills of the group facilitator and the Toolkit Project wants to be a resource and national network for these invaluable people.

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Facing This Road Together, In Small Steps

27 May 2020

In his later years, my Grandpa was sick with cancer and had to drive, with my Grandmother who had Alzheimer's disease, from our place to their home. Though he felt ok when they left, he soon became ill and fatigued and the four-hour trip became overwhelming in his tired and hurting state. He later told the story that to make it home he broke the drive into parts by focusing on just getting to the next town. From there, he focused on the next town, and the next, and the next, until they were finally home.

Resources for Your Support Group

Developed by the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Just comin’ here is like, ah, the oasis. We’re here. Yeah.