Being a caregiver is not easy, but you are not alone.
Caregiver support groups at the Utah Chapter provide a caring place for discussion of the challenges of caregiving. Caregivers come to share experiences, tips, information, and offer support in a setting facilitated by staff or trained volunteers.
Find current support groups here.
Support groups will follow all Covid guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our constituents.
First time attendees: Meeting dates are subject to change due to inclement weather and holidays. To keep our schedule current a new revision of our support group list is posted monthly.
Our caregiver support groups offer the opportunity to:
- Exchange practical information on caregiving problems and their possible solutions
- Share different ways of adapting to the continuing stress of coping
- Share feelings, needs and concerns in a confidential, safe, supportive, non-threatening and non-judgmental atmosphere
- Express and work though feelings associated with caregiving (e.g. fear, frustration, worry, guilt, anger and other emotions) with peers who have experienced similar feelings
- Assist family members in developing realistic expectations of themselves and their cognitively impaired loved ones, and to understand the impact of the disease on family dynamics
- Provide social contact for family members who feel isolated because of their constant, continuing care of their loved one
- Establish sympathetic connections between families dealing with similar experiences so they can call on each other between meetings when things are difficult or isolating
- Emphasize the importance of maintaining physical and mental health of the caregiver through use of respite, continued involvement or re-involvement in family life, work, community, and social and recreational activities
For any questions regarding Caregiver Support Groups or Early Stage Groups, please contact our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.