We have many support groups for caregivers and persons with memory loss, at various times and locations. Call our Helpline at
(800) 272-3900 or click here for specific information.
Early Stage Memory Loss Support Groups
Often, persons in the early stages of a progressive memory loss illness recognize changes in their abilities. they sometimes experience frustration, anger, sadness, and depression. The Alzheimer's association offers an avenue of support to these diagnosed individuals. Early-Stage Memory Loss Support Groups provide an opportunity for individuals to receive information about the disease, to socialize with peers who face similar circumstances, and to talk about their experiences.
Participants must be in the early stages of memory loss, be aware of their diagnosis, and be able to participate in discussions.
Click here (PDF) for listing of Early to Middle Stage programs for persons diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other
forms of memory loss and their care partners.
For more information about Early Stage Memory Loss groups in Charlottesville, Danville, Fishersville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, and Roanoke, please contact Annie Marrs at firstname.lastname@example.org (434) 973-6122, ext. 105 or (800) 272-3900.
Connect With Others Online
The Alzheimer’s Association 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.
Support Groups Listed by City
For a current list of caregiver Support Groups (updated in October, 2012), please click here.
If you are not finding the information that you are looking for, please contact our office closest to you.