The McGill University Dementia Education Program and the Alzheimer Society of Montreal have partnered to offer The Sharing Room, a safe space for care partners to share about their experiences, to connect online with each other to break the isolation, and to engage and identify their own needs as care providers.
The Sharing Room offers different virtual support groups to care partners of people living with dementia (PLWD). There is a group for partners/spouses and another group for adult children of PLWD, and each group is offered in both French and English.
This spring, we will offer an additional Sharing Room group for friends or family members who are caring for someone with dementia who is not their spouse, partner or parent. It will be facilitated bilingually without live translations. Participants should have a basic understanding of both English and French but are encouraged to speak in the language of their choosing.
The group size is kept to a maximum of eight participants in order to give everyone ample time and opportunity to express their views.
The Sharing Room takes place online through Zoom and is facilitated by a trained moderator. Participants will have to commit to meeting with their group for 90 minutes every second week for 12 weeks.
Dates and registration links for the spring/summer 2023 session of The Sharing Room
English group for partners and spouses of a person living with dementia
Thursdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m.: May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27
English group for adult children of a person living with dementia
NOTE: the day and time of this group has changed. It will now be weekly, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday evenings, from May 19 to June 23.
French group for partners and spouses of a person living with dementia
Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: May 30, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8
French group for adult children of a person living with dementia
Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.: May 29, June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7
Bilingual group for family members/friends of a person living with dementia (Must understand both English and French, but may speak either)
Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ALL GROUPS
For more information, please send an email to: dementia [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Information%20regarding%20The%20Sharing%20Room)