Living well - Quality of life - How to meet others affected by dementia

One of the best ways to get support regarding dementia is to connect with other people who are experiencing the same thing. Creating a network of support, you can rely on and talk to is an important consideration when living with dementia. Connecting with other persons with dementia in particular can be very beneficial. They can be a good outlet to talk too. They can also provide you with reassurance, comfort and support. 

Helpful links and resources

The following resources provide opportunities to connect with others living with dementia and their care partners.

Alzheimer Society 
Your local Alzheimer Society may be able to connect you with peer support, support groups or social groups in your community. If there are no groups available in your community, you may want to consider helping the Society to start one. 

ALZConnected®
Provided by the Alzheimer's Association® (United States), a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer's or related dementia

ASANT Cafe
Provided by Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories, an online gathering place for people living with dementia and their care partners  

Dementia Alliance International  
An international registered non-profit organisation whose membership is exclusively for people with a medically confirmed diagnosis of any type of dementia. They seek to represent, support, and educate others living with the disease, and the wider dementia community. They facilitate and provide online Peer-to-Peer support groups, webinars and events.

Dementia Talking Point
Provided by Alzheimer's Society UK, a helpful online community where anyone who is affected by dementia can receive valuable support. It's free, open day or night, and can be accessed online.

Forum Agevillage Vivre avec la maladie d’Alzheimer
Provided by Agevillage, a French language forum for people living with dementia and their care partners

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