Support groups are small discussion groups for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. These groups provide participants with an opportunity to discuss caregiving challenges and share helpful tips, while receiving support from others who are in similar situations. We have many support groups, at various times and locations. Check to see if there is a group close to you that fits your needs. Call our 24-hour Helpline at 1.800.272.3900.
The Alzheimer’s Association provides an online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and friends. We have thousands of registered members from around the United States who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day.
Why join ALZConnected? To connect with a community that offers Alzheimer's support. Some features include:
- Home Page: Post a personal update and read what your connections have to share.
- Message Boards: Share questions and opinions with a diverse community.
- Solutions: Get answers to your questions or support others by offering solutions to their challenges.
- Connections: Get connected with others like you. Review and accept our suggested connections or invite your own.
- Inbox: Send private messages to your connections within a secure system.
- Groups: Join public or private groups focused on a topic or shared experience.
All affiliated support groups within the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter territory meet monthly. Call the Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 for the most current information. These groups are led by volunteer facilitators (family members or professionals) who donate their time to support caregivers affected by a dementing illness. The Greater Cincinnati Chapter does not endorse any specific organization, facility, product or person. Various programs and services are funded in part by the Ohio Department of Aging through the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio and the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. All services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry.
PLEASE NOTE: These support groups are open to family caregivers only and confidentiality is strictly maintained. The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati does not allow attendance at these groups by community service providers, health care professionals, students or other laypersons who are not caring for a family member with Alzheimer's or dementia. Also, these support groups are not designed for people who have a diagnosis of dementia and their attendance is not advised. To learn about education/support groups for the diagnosed person, please see the "Early Stage Persons" page under the "Education" section of this web site.
Click here to download a printable list of our affiliated support groups in the Greater Cincinnati area.
ADAMS - BROWN COUNTY
Adams County Regional Medical Center - ON HOLD
230 Medical Center Drive
2nd Monday of the month, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
♦ Facility offers supervised care for individuals with dementia during meeting time. Arrangements must be made in advance. Call Ramona Farley at (937) 386-3590 to reserve a space.
Mt. Pleasant Retirement Community
225 Britton Lane.
Monroe, OH 45050
2nd Tuesday of the month, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Early-Onset Caregiver Group
644 Linn Street, Suite 1026
Cincinnati, OH 45203 (Queensgate)
2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
--For family caregivers of persons who were diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia under age 65.
8005 Pfeiffer Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242 (Montgomery)
2nd Monday of the month, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Cincinnati VA Medical Center - 8th Floor
3200 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220
8th Floor - Room 811
3rd Tuesday of the month, 3-4:30 p.m.
--For a veteran caring for someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia or a caregiver of a veteran with dementia.
Green Township Library
6525 Bridgetown Road
Cincinnati, OH 45238 (Western Hills)
3rd Thursday of the month, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Greenhills Municipal Building
11000 Winton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45218
2nd Tuesday of the month, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, in the Guadalupe Room
7820 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45255 (Anderson Township)
3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
8485 Ridge Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236 (Amberly Village)
3rd Thursday, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Mercy West Hospital, Cafeteria
3300 Mercy Health Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH 45211
2nd Sunday of the month, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Support Group for Spouses of persons with Dementia
Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Day Star Room
9840 Montgomery Road (use the McKinley Place entrance)
Cincinnati, OH 45242 (Montgomery)
2nd Wednesday of the month, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
--For spouses of persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia
Twin Towers Adult Day Stay
5343 Hamilton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45224 (College Hill)
3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Facility offers supervised activities for individuals with dementia during meeting, but arrangements must be made in advance. Call Kimberly at 513-853-4164.
Highland District Hospital
1275 N. High Street
3rd Monday of the month, 5:00–6:30 p.m.
United Scioto Senior Activities, Inc.
121 Market Street
1st Tuesday of the month, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
♦ Facility offers supervised care for individuals with dementia during meeting time, but arrangements must be made in advance. Call Jamie Williams at 740-354-3661 to reserve a space.
Mason Christian Village, in the Community Room
411 Western Row Road
Mason, OH 45040
1st Thursday, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
No meeting January 2015
Otterbein Retirement Community, Phillippi Meeting Room
585 N. State Route 741
1st Friday of the month, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Hospital-Florence, in lower level conference toom
7380 Turfway Road
4th Thursday of the month, 12:30–2:00 p.m.
♦ Activities staff can provide supervised care for individuals with dementia during meeting time, but arrangements must be made in advance. Call Dana at 859-212-5446 to make a reservation.
No Meeting January 2015
St. Elizabeth Hospital-Fort Thomas,
Cafe Conference Room off the cafeteria
85 N. Grand Avenue (use hospital's main entrance and follow signs to cafeteria)
Fort Thomas, KY
2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Various programs and services of the Alzheimer's Association are funded in part by the Ohio Department of Aging through the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio and the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. All services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry.