Accepting the Gift of Caregiving  Support Group

is a concept to motivate caregivers to begin finding help.
There are a set of questions I call Questions for Discovery,  
offered to every reader through this website. 


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.

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.


















“I began to realize that I could not make sense of his world, and that My Love could not teach me.”

—Judith Allen Shone, author

Keep is all free.


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Accepting the Gift of Caregiving Support Group

I know the value of having support because I had none for four years. It is essential that caregivers have help, that they not be left to carry on alone.


1. Readers are either in a support group or can create a discussion group of caregivers in their area who will become support for one another. 

2. Encourages caregivers to ask questions. 

3. Find answers that are meaningful to each one
    in specific and personal situations.  

4. No fees. No charge. None. It is your group.


In Is There Any Ice Cream? Shone invites caregivers to find support, services and lifelines needed in each unique situation. 


AGC Support Group is a manifestation of that invitation. Anyone can create their local AGC Support Group.


After sending a request for the questions, the reader will receive an email and be directed to a page to download, (no cost) the AGC Support Group Questions for Discovery that relate to chapters in the book, to be used at reader's discretion.  


Download access is from website page on a laptop or desktop computer. Not mobile.


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

  • 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.

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