Kindred Spirits, Kent

Kindred Spirits is a support group for people living with young onset dementia, their partners, family and/or friends.  The group was formed in July 2017 and is facilitated by Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Services, a charity that supports people living in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley. 

The group meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6.30pm – 8pm and is led by it’s members.  It has naturally formed to be a peer support group. Members share their experiences and swap tips and advice, they have also formed friendships.  

'I like to go to the group.  We share what everyone has been up to.  I enjoy the company,'  A person living with dementia.

'It is good to get this younger group together and have carers/partners meeting at the same time.  Although the illness affects each differently we are able to learn from each other.  The group is starting to grow and I think be more relaxed with each other.' Husband of a person living with dementia.

'Since my partner was diagnosed with Bv FTD the Support Group has been a real lifeline for us.  The team at ADSS are knowledgeable, supportive and compassionate to a fault.  Meeting others in a similar position to us has been valuable and making new friends is always good!' Partner of a person living with dementia.  

 

For more information please contact Sarah Taylor on sarah.taylor@alz-dem.org or 01474 533990.

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