Support Groups & More Information

Support Groups

Caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease is a difficult task, and one that should not be faced alone. There are many support groups for those suffering from dementia, as well as for their families and caregivers. Seeking help is strongly encouraged to help ease caregiver stress and to connect with a supportive group of people experiencing the same issues. In addition, there are plenty of online forums where people share their stories and provide emotional support to one another. We have provided a few of the local support groups for your reference.

Alzheimer Society of BC
Alzheimer Resource Centre
202-306 Burnside Road West
Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1M1
250-382-2052

The Alzheimer Society's Resource Centres help those concerned with or facing dementia build the knowledge, skills, and confidence to maintain quality of life. Resource Centres offer information, educational opportunities, support groups, and the ability to speak directly with a knowledgeable team member.

Family Caregivers' Network Society
Family Caregivers' Network - Office
526 Michigan Street,
Victoria, BC V8V 1S2
250-384-0408
Toll Free within BC: 1-877-520-FCNS (3267)

If you are providing eldercare to a parent, caregiving your spouse or partner or providing care to another adult family member or friend, you are a family caregiver. The person you are caring for can be elderly, in poor health or disabled and may be living in their own home, with a family member or in a care facility. Some of the products and services that the Family Caregivers Network Society provides to family caregivers and the community are: family caregiver support groups, telephone or in-person caregiver support, information and referral to community resources, and more.

We Rage, We Weep Alzheimer Foundation
We Rage, We Weep Alzheimer Foundation
707-828 Rupert Terrace
Victoria, BC V8W 0A7
250-920-9573

We Rage, We Weep supports caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.  They fund, administer and/or market programs and services that make a difference in the day to day lives of caregivers and their loved ones, or programs that are not currently available through statutory assistance but which complement those already existing within the community.

All programs and services are provided by qualified service providers and are dependent on funding. Two of these programs are:

  1. Project Lifesaver of Greater Victoria - a VHF radio frequency technology based wander location and recovery program for seniors with dementia, dedicated to bringing loved ones home!
  2. Arts & Alzheimer's - an art and music participation program for seniors with dementia living at home with their caregivers, stimulating minds... supporting caregivers.

Message Boards

Alzheimer's Society of Canada - Message Board
This is a place to share your experiences and exchange information and tips about Alzheimer's disease or any form of dementia. The message board contains a number of forums organized by topic. The Message Board requires you to register as a user in order to view messages and make your own posts and replies.

Alzheimer's Society UK – Talking Point
Talking Point is an online support and discussion forum, for anyone affected by dementia. It's a place to ask for advice, share information, join in discussions and feel supported. If you would like to join a discussion on the forum or start a new one, you will need to either register or log-in.

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