Many individuals attending support groups attend these groups because they are experiencing a troubling time in life and seek the support of individuals in a similar situation. Many attend because of unsupportive friends or family members. I have met many individuals who placed family members in communities because they could no longer care for them, only to experience a great degree of guilt made worse by well meaning friends or acquaintances. There comes a time when caregivers realize that they must walk away from well meaning friends or acquaintances that don’t appear to have their best interests at heart.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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