Darnall Dementia Group provides 2 support groups. Both groups are facilitated by a an experienced Dementia Care Worker and held monthly. Each group offers people who care for someone with dementia the opportunity to share the caring experience. Everyone is allowed time to talk through how life is for them.
The sharing and problem-solving unites people, increases knowledge and awareness and gives credibility to the mixture of emotions often felt. Laughter and tears are shared in equal measure, no subject is out of bounds and everyone can speak freely without fear of judgement or prejudice.
Each group is welcoming, friendly and confidential.
Kath Maillard who attends the evening group said:
“The support group is a life saver because I have no-one else to talk to or any one who will listen. I know the people there are in the same situation and understand how things are”
Sandra Galloway who attends the evening group said:
“When I first started going it was nice to be with people who knew what I was going through. I got advice about practical things. It now feels as though we have become friends”
Tom Simms who attends the afternoon group said:
“I get companionship from the other people. I have an opportunity to pass on the things I learnt whilst caring for Mary. I find it enjoyable and uplifting”
Afternoon Support Group at Church of Christ Darnall
2nd Monday of each month 1:30pm to 3:00pm – Transport may be arranged.
Evening Support Group at Hurlfield View
3rd Thursday of each month 6:30pm to 8:00pm
For more information contact:
Sheila Manclark: 0114 2262116