April 8th, 2014 11:19 PM
I have just come home from our support group for spouses here in Red Deer. We have people drive from Camrose, Olds, Innisfail, Rocky Mountain House, etc to join us. I honestly believe the group saved my life. It is so important, let me repeat that, I HONESTLY BELIEVE IT SAVED MY LIFE.
While my wife passed away from Alzheimer's 10 months ago I still go and I still learn. As my Alzheimer's mentor Laryy says, "if you have met one person with Alzheimers, you have met one person with the disease. No two cases are the same and it is great to see the solutions our group comes up with when someone has an issue. We are like one big family and willing to support each other between meetings. I remember I used to think I didn't have time to attend our monthly meeting. Once I started going I began to think I don't want to miss our monthly meeting. It became that important on my journey as a care giver. I also started to realize that I wasn't the only one in this predicament. I urge you to get in touch with the Alzheimer's Society near you to start attending meetings. It is never too soon to start and it does help tremendously.
Has the support group helped you?