Accepting the Gift of Caregiving  Support Group

is a concept to prompt caregivers to begin reaching out for help.

The Questions for Discovery are offered to every caregiver,
book reader or not, through this website. 

 These questions are to find answers about caregiver issues
important to the reader. 
The questions ARE NOT about the book. They do not ask about the book.


You can use them when you create a new support group
or you can use in an existing group to move the discussions forward

into areas that have not yet been discussed in your group.

When challenges of caregiving arise, caregivers need answers.

“I began to realize that I could not make sense of his world, 

and that My Love could not teach me.” I NEEDED HELP.
—Judith Allen Shone, author


to the

Accepting the Gift of Caregiving Support Group

  • Put on the coffee; pour the tea

  • Set out the nibbles or crunchies

  • Bring your caregiver friends together

  • Join each one on their caregiving journey


How you organize, where you meet, when you meet, how long you talk, is up to the readers, the members of each AGC Support Group.


It is essential that caregivers have help, that they not be left to carry on alone.

I created these questions because:

1. ...caregivers in a discussion group of caregivers will become support for one another. 

2. ...prompt questions encourage caregivers
to ask and answer questions. 

3. ...answers can be thought out or discussed when there written questions are available. 

These questions were created for caregivers. 

Anyone can create their local AGC Support Group.


After sending a request for the questions, the caregiver will receive an email and be directed to a page to download, (no cost) the AGC Support Group Questions for Discovery.  


Individual group members can then discuss and find their own relevant answers, establishing their own level of confidence. 

If you feel lost, if you have unanswered questions, if you would like to have other caregivers to talk with, having a group that meets regularly in your area is a valuable lifeline for caregivers.

Start your own Support Group.

The local Support Group concept enables a broader spectrum of possible solutions for immediate situations that need answers.


Questions might reflect a need for professional assistance. Doctors, geriatricians, nurse practitioners, dementia specialists, and trained counselors, as well as organizations with Alzheimer-trained personnel, have answers.


Answers come from group discussions, from seeking out medical help, from researching information and from finding where support can be found. 

The intention of a support group is to  discover ways to find solutions, together with caregivers who also need support or help. 

Reach out. There are people waiting to join you in your call for help.















Judith Allen Shone, caregiver-author

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