The Reality of Caregiving Support Groups

Trust and rapport equal support. But how do you build it?

Over the course of an hour, I watched six older men seated around a conference table kid one another, laugh uproariously and then cry together. These caregivers explained to me that this was the one place in the world where they could feel understood and supported when they share their troubles about caring for wives with dementia. At the end of the meeting, they gripped one another's hands tightly, saying "Have a great month," and then lingered by the senior center's entry, kidding and laughing some more. … Back to Article

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