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Support Group for People Living with Dementia

Support Group for People Living with Dementia

Schedule: 3rd Tuesday of the month

Time: 10:00a - 11:30a
Location: Virtual
Facilitator: Shazia Chaudhry
Cost: Members $0 | Non-Members $0

Designed for:Individuals living with cognitive change
Open to:Exclusive to individuals living with cognitive change



Program Description: 
Are you living with dementia? The challenges and transitions you face as you experience cognitive changes can be difficult to process. Facilitated by a licensed clinician, this support group is designed to support people as they navigate the changes they experience while living with dementia.

Through this group, participants can gain a support network of other people also living with cognitive change who understand what it is like to go through the difficulties of everyday life with dementia and help them feel less alone. Support groups have been shown to help reduce, anxiety, depression, and distress, increase a sense of empowerment and control, and improve healthy coping skills. Be heard, be encouraged, gain strength.

Support groups have been shown to: 
- Reduce anxiety
- Reduce depression
- Reduce distress
- Increase a sense of empowerment and control
- Improve healthy coping skills

Facilitator Biography

Shazia Chaudhry LMSW | Director of Community Inclusion & Belonging
Shazia loves serving others as a social worker! She is enthusiastic about connecting deeply, sharing stories and offering supporting for the journey through life’s opportunities and challenges. She has over 25 years of experience working with diverse populations who are marginalized due to religious, cultural, sexual and or disability affiliations. Shazia’s passion is to assist families whose lives are impacted by living with dementia to identify supports and resources for living well.  She partners with families and those with lived experience to explore what matters most, understand dementia and plan for the future. As a pioneer member of The LiveWell Faculty, and The Director of Diversity and Inclusion, she facilitates support groups, designs and collaborates to facilitate programs and courses amplifying healthy lifestyles and cognitive fitness. She holds a master in social work and a license in clinical social work.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 10:00 AM until Tuesday, January 28, 2025, 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Additional Info:
Resource Coordinator(s):
Peggy Johns
860.628.3004 (p)
Kristina Tighe
860.628.3053 (p)
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee
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