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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.

Be Part of The Toolkit Project

Become part of the networking community of current and former Dementia Support Group Facilitators

My Worry Dolls

My Worry Dolls

Recently, I went to Guatemala on a mission trip with my church. The five days were filled with amazing experiences and stories to share once home. I also arrived home with a pack of Worry Dolls, which show the beautifully woven skirts of the area. Probably these aren’t new to some, but they were to me.  The idea is to take one doll, tell it your worries, and put it under you pillow before going to sleep.

Resources for Your Support Group

Developed by the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center

It’s comfortable to me, like, you’re not alone.