Through a generous grant from the Rush Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center, the Toolkit Project was developed for you, the Dementia Support Group Facilitator. Being the facilitator of a support group, either for people with dementia or their caregivers, is both rewarding and a challenging task. Facilitators often come from a variety of occupational backgrounds and experiences. If you are new to running a group or have been doing it for many years, we all need support.
The Toolkit Project shares the experience and success of Without Warning® , a support program of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center for those living with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease. Although Without Warning is only for families living with Alzheimer’s disease at a young age, the lessons learned from this group will help facilitators of any dementia support group.
Please visit the Toolkit Project website for more information.