One of the best ways to cope with the challenges of being a caregiver is to join a support group so you can learn and ask questions about problems you’re having. It’s not always possible, though, for caregivers who are raising a family, working a job, and caring for a loved one. Fortunately, technology has brought about a way for caregivers to connect without leaving the house.
Need support of a community that knows what you’re going through? Try joining these groups on Facebook.
Founded by Rick Phelps after he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2010, Memory People focuses on awareness of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and memory impairment and supports those impacted by memory loss. The group welcomes anyone, including patients, advocates, caregivers, and family members who need support and information.
Like Memory People, Dementia Caregivers Support Group offers information and support to people who deal with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. You can post your experiences with these diseases and join the conversation.
Caregivers Connect helps family caregivers and caregiver professionals by bringing them together for support and advice. From tips to stories about caregiving, you can find what you need if you are a part of this caregiver community.
This private Facebook group serves those who care for someone who is ill, elderly, or disabled. The Caregiver Space Community gives caregivers a chance to talk and share in a private setting to help each other learn and cope with the realities of caregiving.
The Caregivers Assist Support Group gives caregivers and their loved ones support by providing best practices, advice, and the tools necessary for caregivers and their loved ones a fulfilled life. It is an online community of dedicated caregivers and their families who know what it’s like to deal with the challenges that caregivers face.
This online support group offers family and professional caregivers a space to express their feelings in a supportive environment.
Created for women who are balancing caregiving responsibilities with families and careers, Working Daughter is a space of encouragement and strength. Ask questions, lend words of encouragement, and share information with others who are familiar with your situation.
As the name implies, Sandwich Generation is for those squeezed between the responsibilities of caregiving and parenting. The group encourages venting, sharing advice, and asking questions.
Caring for Elderly Parents gives family caregivers a place to discuss all things caregiving. Learn how to cope with the different situations of the caregiving life and help your fellow caregiver with words of encouragement and camaraderie.
Granny NANNIE Miami
While not technically a Facebook group, Granny NANNIES Miami is a great place to find resources, tips, advice, and encouragement as you go on your journey as a caregiver.