Today we are holding our monthly ‘Reaching Hands’ online support group session.
This is ideal for relatives of people living with dementia and those who attend really feel better as they realise they are not alone in facing life on a daily basis.
It is not easy looking after someone with dementia and you really must talk about it to others.
Our therapists, who lead the session, can really help you deal with the stress, anxiety and sadness that you feel..do not be embarrased or afraid to talk about it..all families face problems and the best thing we can do is talk about them.
When my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s many years ago there were no services in Malta or Gozo and my family faced the situation alone. Although there was quite a stigma about mental health, one of the first things we did was inform the neighbours about my mother’s problem. They really appreciated our honesty and offered all the help possible.
I have to say that the neighbours are the first people who will notice if the person living with dementia has gone out of the house alone..and they will also keep an eye out for the person’s safety.
Do not ever be embarrased – if some people pass hurtful comments then they are not worth talking to..
I urge you to attend..you will feel better afterwards – this is a ‘safe space’ and not recorded.
What is said in the session stays in the session.
Go for it!
JAN: REACHING HANDS ONLINE
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 · 4:00 – 5:30pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/zdh-cmfe-jbi