Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering telephone support groups for caregivers only. In-person support groups for caregivers and people living with dementia will resume when we are confident it is safe to do so.
Tele-support group (for caregivers)
For those caring for someone with the disease – spouses, family or friends – a caregiver support group offers the chance to:
- Exchange information and friendship with others affected by dementia.
- Access the most current information provided by the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
- Learn and share practical tips for coping with change.
- Decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation.
- Express feelings and be reassured that these feelings are normal.
Tele-support groups meet monthly for one hour. Regional groups and provincial groups are available to caregivers across the province, including specialized groups for adult children, Chinese families, and caregivers of a person living in long-term care.
Early stage support groups
*Currently on hold*
For people in the early stages of dementia, our early stage support groups provide an opportunity to:
- Learn about living with dementia and its progression.
- Share feelings and common experiences.
- Exchange practical coping strategies.
- Participate in discussions.
Read more about early stage support groups.
Information and Mutual Aid Model
Our support groups are based on an Information and Mutual Aid model. This means that you can expect to benefit from reliable information provided by Alzheimer Society staff, and from the wisdom and experience of other group members who are also facing the illness.
Read more about the Information and Mutual Aid Model.