Our Support Groups
Our Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. In the group, attendees develop coping methods, encourage self-care, learn about community resources, and optimize care techniques. Our groups are regularly scheduled and have an open format that run from 1 to 2 hours depending on the size of the group. Our groups are small with 4-12 members each. This allows for each group member the option to share their experiences and gain ideas. Our groups are a lifeline for so many.
All of our groups are Caregiver Support Groups unless otherwise noted. Here are some testimonials from people who have attended our Caregiver Support Groups.
- "I found out I'm not alone in this journey, there are others walking beside me, struggling with me. Before attending a support group, I felt I was very much alone."
- "You can say things in the group you couldn't say to people who are not or have not walked this journey and they will understand and relate."
- "You will hear great ideas on different things to try when confronted with a difficult situation or behavior."
- "You will learn from others many community resources that can help you."
Navigating as Couples and Early-Stage Support GroupsWe have support groups for people who are newly diagnosed and in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or any of the related dementias.
More information: Early-Stage Support Groups, Education and Engagement Programs.
Connection Café-Early Stage Support, Education, and Social Engagement
You are not alone! The Connect Café is for persons with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their care partners. We meet to share ideas, to learn from each other and to have fun, food and fellowship!
Call 800-272-3900 during the day or night to talk with a dementia specialist who can assist you with problem solving, refer you to community resources, and listen.
Cannot get to a Support Group: Connect with Others Online at AlzConnected®
Our message boards and chat rooms provide a virtual online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and care providers. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day.
New Google Hangout Support Group Offered Online!
Once a month on Tuesdays night, we are offering something special! Together with Hilarity for Charity, we are holding one of the first Google Hangout Video Support Groups specifically designed to help people who are navigating their way through this disease while attending school, raising families of their own or developing careers. Participants do not need to be providing direct care but have a desire to learn more and be with others who understand. If you want more information, let us know by calling 800-272-3900 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org