I needed to join a support group that dealt with Alzheimer’s disease. I needed to be amongst other people who had common needs and interests, people who came together to share their feelings, thoughts and experiences in a combined effort to help me cope more easily and manage the shared challenges of dementia in a safe environment. People with any kind of dementia as well as their caregivers, were welcome. But, there were always people who did not come because of transport issues or because they did not have anyone to remain with their loved one while they attended the meeting. Others simply did not have the energy to come due to exhaustion or burnout.
Someone suggested that we use skype to enable those people to listen to the proceedings from home, which I thought was a very good idea.