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Support Groups 101

Caregivers (Friends and Family) And Support Groups

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Attending a support group can be even more important for a caregiver than a patient because caregivers are often the forgotten people when it comes to other people providing support and understanding.

Many support groups for patients also welcome caregivers. Some groups restrict attendance solely to people with the health condition.

There are also seprrate caregiver support groups. Such groups provide mutual support from people in a similar situation. They also provide information about helpful resources and shared wisdom. They can help people who are new at caregiving deal with difficult, practical aspects of caregiving.

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