The Road Less Travelled: A group for grief and loss
The Road Less Travelled is a grief and loss support group for family and friends of someone with a rare or young onset dementia diagnosis. The group is currently being offered to family and friends who are supporting someone living in the later stages of their condition. The group offers a confidential, virtual space to discuss topics such as understanding and normalizing the experience of loss, changing roles and the impact on identity in the process of loss, and planning in later stages.
The group will run weekly for seven weeks on Thursday mornings starting February 23, 2023.
Participants must be residents of Canada and they must take part in an initial phone call with a direct support team member prior to the start of group.
- Living with Dementia in the Later StagesThis group aims to provide practical information, education and emotional support for families impacted by a rare or young onset dementia during the late stages of the disease. Sessions will cover a range of topics with practical advice, provide a safe space for participating members to share experiences and include educational information. The sessions will start on April 26, 2023 (10 am - 12 pm EST) and will run for seven weeks ending on June 14, 2023 (no group session on May 31, 2023).
- FTD (Frontotemporal Dementia) Support GroupThis support group is for family or friends/caregivers to someone with a Frontotemporal (FTD) diagnosis. The Welcome Group is offered as a first stage group where members are then invited to participate in an ongoing monthly FTD support group after these first four weeks. These sessions are happening on Mondays, May 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th from 1 pm - 2:30 pm.
- Beyond WordsThis two session Peer to Peer Conversation is for family or friends who are supporting someone living with a rare or young onset dementia in the earlier stages of their condition. These sessions are happening on Thursday, March 23 & March 30 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm EST