Support groups are a platform for people going through similar hurdles and concerns in life to get together and share. Their purpose is multifold—exchanging information, sharing experiences and learnings, providing a counsel, lending support and understanding.
On 6th June 2017, Samvedna Senior Care Foundation conducted a workshop on Intergenerational Bonding at the summer camp organized by Desire Society, Gurgaon, www.desiresociety.org. Desire Society is an NGO supporting HIV infected or affected children all over India.
Dementia is a chronic disease. This means that current medication and therapies cannot cure it, only control it to a certain degree. For a loved one of a person with dementia, accepting and coping with this realization, isn’t easy. The spouse of the person with dementia is often the primary caregiver. The nature of the disease is such that the dynamics of the relationship change from being romantic to caregiving.
Telling a person with dementia that someone they love has passed away can be a very emotionally draining task. The person may have to be told again and again, may still be shocked and may mourn the loss seemingly for the first time, more than once.