We provide contact for those close to loved ones with dementia, to share experiences and to support one another. The group itself, founded in 2016, was born out of personal experience of the founder member that you can read more about on this site, along with the thoughts of other carers. We are a regional project covering Mid-Essex with local people organising activities and supporting one another. Gathering weekly to experience the joy in life and to be with others who understand the challenges of dementia. We help each other to be ourselves and not 'just a carer'. Our supporters stay connected through an online group chat and we plan our activities and events together. Dementia is, on its own, a terrible disease for those afflicted with it but arguably more so for those that have to care for them.
We're ready and waiting for Lockdown to end! It's been a tough year for many of us but hopefully in a few more weeks we will be able to gather again for our group meetings that are even more important now. Look at our Events page for details of a new regular meeting place for Other Halves and of a new group we have formed called OH Solos. As soon as we are able we will publish dates of meetings and events.