Had a bad day? Need to let off steam? When you’re caring for a loved one with dementia it can be very difficult to find anyone who really understands. Friends may sympathise and offer words of  advice, but the only people who really ‘get it’ are those who, like you, are on the dementia journey. That's why we've created The Unforgettable Dementia Support Group.

Imagine being able to share a leisurely lunch with a friend who’s experiencing the same kind of issues, who’s familiar with Sundowning, who’s dealt with incontinence and who knows a thing or two about repetitive questions. Unforgettable might not be able to supply the lunch (or the time to eat it!) but we might be able to supply the ‘friend’…because our new dementia support group has been created with you in mind; you can ask questions, share worries, and swap ideas.

We’ll also be sharing our own topics of discussion for you to join in. If you want some help or advice from dementia experts we’ll try to arrange that too, and if we have any books or products to giveaway…you’ll be the first to hear about it.

All you have to do is join up at https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnforgettableDementiaSupport/

If you are one of the first 50 people to complete the form on the group accepted, we will send you a free copy of our Family Guide to Dementia, worth £7.99. Full details are on the group.

Remember, a problem shared is a problem halved…so don’t be shy. Let’s get the conversation started.

5 reasons to join our dementia support group:

1- You could discover all sorts of useful information

Sometimes it’s easier and quicker to share information online than it is face to face. For example, if you want to tell someone about an amazing website, a helpful book or product you found, just share it online…and that’s it!

2- It’s open 24 hours a day

You don’t have to commit to attend meetings on a certain day at a certain time. Just check-in whenever you want…even if it’s 4am.

3- It doesn’t matter where you live

If you live in a rural or remote area, or are unable to travel you can still get support.

4- It’s more private than face to face meetings

You can share as much or as little about yourself and your particular situation as you want.

5- You’ll find emotional support

As well as sharing practical information and advice, online support groups can be a particularly good source of emotional support. Tell other members how you’re feeling…and you’re likely to receive a sympathetic response. They may not be able to offer a solution, but knowing that other people– many of whom you might not even know – are thinking about you and wishing you well, can be very powerful and comforting.

All you have to do is join up at https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnforgettableDementiaSupport/

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