Carer support groups aim to bring together and support carers of persons who are living with dementia in the community. The groups provide carers with an opportunity to discuss the impact of dementia on their lives and the lives of their loved ones, and to give and receive information and support. Each group meets once a month for two hours, and are facilitated by an Alzheimer’s WA staff member.
A separate Carer Support group for carers of persons living with Younger Onset Dementia (those diagnosed and under the age of 65) is also available.
This service is available in metro and regional areas.
Carer support groups are located across the Perth metropolitan area including Mandurah, Baldivis, Cockburn, Melville, South Fremantle, Willetton, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Midland, Shenton Park, Tuart Hill, Girrawheen, Wanneroo and Joondalup.
Regionally, carer support groups are located in Albany, Mt Barker and Denmark.
Carer support groups are available through the Commonwealth Home Support Program. A small co-contribution is required.
To find out more or join a group, please call us on 1300 66 77 88 or email us.