Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Pakistan runs Support Group for family members and caregivers of People Living with Dementia. It could be challenging to care for a person with Dementia and caregivers could have a variety of feelings about this situation. It is seen that often people feel lonely and isolated as they find it difficult to stay in touch with friends and family. The Support Group provides the Family Caregivers an opportunity to share their experiences and learn from other Care Givers on how they are managing the challenging situations experienced during Care Giving. The objectives of Family caregiver support group include:

  • To learn about dementia, its progression and the impact it may have on individuals and families; and learning practical coping strategies.
  • To strengthen the coping abilities of active primary and secondary caregivers and of recently bereaved caregivers through:
  • Sharing common experiences.
  • Encouraging early planning.
  • Encouraging caregivers to actively engage in protecting and maintaining their physical and emotional health.

Benefits of family caregiver support groups

  • A platform for sharing practical tips and strategies for coping with the many changes connected with the disease.
  • A forum to exchange information, support and friendship with others whose lives are affected by dementia.
  • An opportunity to decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness.
  • A place to express feelings and be reassured that these feelings are normal and expected.
  • A place to find a positive outlook on things without being misunderstood.
  • An opportunity to develop communication and problem-solving skills.
  • A place to access the most current information provided by the Alzheimer’s Pakistan.
  • The chance to regain some control in the face of a disease that cannot be controlled.
  • A place to find a sense of hope.

If you wish to join the support group, please contact Alzheimer’s Pakistan.

  • VOLUNTEER FORM

    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
    Email: info@alz.org.pkwebsite: www.alz.org.pk

  • 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:

    ACCOUNT TITLE:

    Alzheimers Pakistan

    ACCOUNT IBAN:

    PK59 MUCB 0077 6010 1002  6377

    PHONE:

    042 35233935