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Caring for carers with tailored support groups

Caring for carers

A dementia diagnosis can cause significant upheaval to the lives of patients, their partners, families and anyone else involved in their care.

Carers can feel burdened by their caring responsibility, as they learn to juggle their role with caring for their own family, work, and personal lives. It is therefore paramount that carers receive the necessary tools, resources and support to navigate their new and often daunting role.

At Alzheimer’s Queensland (AQ), we prioritise the provision of quality support to all those involved in our clients’ lives. Our carer support services offer tailored guidance and assistance to carers, to help them manage their unique situation, while also reinforcing the importance of maintaining balance, and attending to their own health and wellbeing.

AQ provides Carer Support Programs & Education Groups for carers to access information and support in an environment specifically tailored to their needs. Find out more about our  sessions dates held:

Wednesday mornings
Fortnightly 9.30 – 11.30am

  • Brisbane North – AQ Windsor Multi Service Centre, 2 Palmer Street, Windsor
  • Brisbane South – AQ Resource Centre, 47 Tryon St, Upper Mount Gravatt.

Monday mornings
Fortnightly 9.30 – 11.30am

  • Toowoomba – The Village, Downs Community Centre, Drayton Road
  • Ipswich – AQ Ipswich Multi Service Centre, 85 Chermside Road, East Ipswich
  • South Coast – Club Musgrove, 104 Musgrave Avenue, Southport.

Thursday evenings
Third of the month 5:30pm-7:30pm

  • Brisbane South – AQ Resource Centre, 47 Tryon St, Upper Mount Gravatt
  • South Coast – Club Musgrove, 104 Musgrave Avenue, Southport.

In addition, a Queensland-wide telephone support group is available to those caring for a friend or family member living with dementia. Please call 1800 639 331, or email enquiries@alzqld.org.au for information, to register, or to be placed or removed from our mailing list.

Importantly, our Carer Support Program & Education Groups are provide free of charge to carers. If your loved ones or family require care, enquire about our day respite programs available at our Multi Service Centres for an additional fee. Please note bookings are essential to access these programs.

To learn more about our tailored AQ carer support, and how to book, visit our Carer Support Programs & Education Groups webpage or call 1800 639 331.


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