The video below introduces the DAI peer to peer support groups, with members from the weekly Sunday Living Alone Social Support Group. DAI members facilitate and provide online peer-to-peer support groups and social groups for people with dementia.
The DAI peer to peer support groups are run by people with dementia, for people with dementia, and are a meeting place for people diagnosed with all dementias including Alzheimer’s disease and any other type of dementia.
During the current COVID-19 Pandemic, meeting online has been more important than ever before, for everyone, and as it has become the current new normal for communicating, socialising and doing business all around the world. DAI is proud to have been providing online support to its members for since January 1, 2014.
Online peer to peer support groups are ideal for those who cannot drive to their local “in person” support group or who live in isolated areas with limited access to services.
Each support group has its own co-hosts, and runs autonomously, to ensure that our groups continue in the case of one person suddenly being unable to manage them due to health changes or a resignation.
DAI also provides peer-to-peer mentoring, if you prefer one to one support, rather than joining a group.
We are occasionally asked if peer-to-peer groups really work; it is clear they do, as well proven by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) which was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith.
Dementia Alliance International (DAI is a non-profit group of people with dementia from around the world seeking to represent, support, and educate others living with the disease that it is possible to live more positively than advised with dementia. It is an organization that promotes a unified voice of strength, advocacy and support in the fight for individual autonomy, improved quality of life, and for the human and legal rights of all with dementia and their families.
Membership of, and services provided by Dementia Alliance International is FREE, and open to anyone with a diagnosis of any type of dementia.