Starting a self help group

One of the ways in which those who provide care find help and relief is when they meet with others in the same situation as themselves. A self-help group provides an opportunity for such meetings to occur.The purpose of a self-help group is to provide support to the members and thus allow them to cope better by Sharing their feelings and experiences

  • Learning more about the disease and giving care
  • Giving caregivers an opportunity to talk through problems they are facing or choices they have to make
  • Listening to others who share similar feelings and experiences
  • Helping others through the sharing of ideas and information and providing support
  • Offering caregivers a break and a chance to get out of the house
  • Encouraging caregivers to take care of themselves in order to safeguard their health and well being
  • Knowing they are not alone

There are many different kinds of self-help groups. No one kind is necessarily better than another. What matters is that they are helpful to those who take part. When you start a group, you will want to find an approach that is most appropriate for you and the other members of your group. You may use the ideas in the booklet produced by ADI as a starting point, or you may have your own ideas. For a copy of the booklet Starting a self-help group, please contact the secretariat.


    A Little Care Is What They Need!

    What is the basic reason for joining this volunteer program?

    (Tick the option that suites you best, you can choose the multiple options as well)
    To support Alzheimer’s PakistanTo learn about DementiaFor gaining experienceTo become an active contributorTo help me get into paid employmentVolunteering is a tradition in my familyAny other reason:

    What would be your preferable way to get involved in this volunteer program?

    (Tick the option that suites you best, you can choose the multiple options as well)
    By making at least five volunteersBy organizing fundraising and donation collecting eventsBy sponsoring a patient for Rs. 2000 per monthBy organizing awareness events. (seminars, camps, walks, etc)By putting up poster on shops, distributing awareness material and placing donation boxes at different locationsBy helping in the establishment of new branches in other citiesAny other way by which you can help Alzheimer’s Pakistan?


    Note: It is mandatory for all the volunteers to raise a donation of Rs. 2000 by selling Alzheimer’s Pakistan’s information cards worth 100 rupees (each card) in addition to the above mentioned commitment. All volunteers will be awarded with an acknowledgment certificate.


    Alzheimer’s Pakistan

    146/1, Shadman Jail Road, Lahore.Tel: 042-35233935, 35233936

  • How can you Help ?

    Thank you for your interest in donating to the work of the Alzheimer’s Pakistan. The generous support of donors provides services for people facing Alzheimer’s disease and supports research to improve treatment, care, and prevention strategies. Donations can be made through cash, cheques and bank drafts: Cheques and bank drafts should be addressed to “Alzheimer’s Pakistan”. For cash donations, please find below our bank account number:


    Alzheimers Pakistan


    PK59 MUCB 0077 6010 1002  6377


    042 35233935