Monthly meetings of the support group began in August of 2010 and have continued over the years. The support group is for those who are either directly or indirectly providing care to the dementia patients. The group meets every second Sunday in Kothrud. Support group brings together caregivers and provides them a platform to meet other caregivers to discuss topics of concern, receive guidance on various topics and to learn from each other.
Support group is considered as vital for preserving health and well being especially of caregivers providing long term care as in case of dementia. Support group provides an outlet to vent feelings about caregiving without the feeling of guilt. It provides an opportunity for social interaction. Caregivers also share information on resources. Most importantly caregivers get the feeling that they are not alone in their caregiving journey and helps them maintain balance in their life.
In 2014 support group members were guided by different experts in the field every month. This year special talks were arranged on mobility issues as well as language and eating difficulties faced by the patients.
The Support Group meets every 2nd Sunday at:
Tejas Nagar, Virangula Kendra, Near Paranjpe School,
Behind Manohar Super Market, DP Road, Kothrud, Pune,
Time : 4 pm to 6 pm