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.
Click here for our current SUPPORT GROUP LISTING.
If you are unable to join us at traditional support groups, we also have Caring Connection, a telephone support group that is offered twice during the month (1st Tuesday and 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 pm). If you are interested in joining Caring Connection, please call Susan Formby at 1.800.272.3900.
If you prefer, call our 24-hour Helpline — 1.800.272.3900.
Early-stage memory loss groups for persons who have been diagnosed with mild memory impairment.
The Alzheimer’s Association Early Stage Support Group is for individuals recently diagnosed with Early Stage dementia and their care partners. The group meets at 6:30pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Atlanta Office. For more information click here to view the flyer or call 1.800.272.3900.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter and the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Wesley Woods co-sponsor an Early Memory Loss Support Group. The group is for both the person diagnosed with mild memory loss and the caregiver. Two groups are formed each year. The groups are facilitated by dementia care professionals at Wesley Woods. Topics include: overview of progressive memory impairment and its meaning for the individual; coping with change; communication skills; improving memorial skills; planning for the future; and stress management. This group is offered free of charge. For more information about the Early-stage memory loss group, please contact Susan Peterson-Hazan at 404.712.6875.
The Special Care Plus programThe Special Care Plus program offered by the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter, North Georgia Region provides in-home care consultations for family caregivers of persons with dementia. The caregiver and person with dementia must be residents of northwest Georgia (15 county region). The following counties are served by this program: Bartow, Catoosa, Chatooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, Whitfield.
This program is great for families who need support with the following:
- one-on-one education about dementia
- coping with difficult behaviors
- care planning and accessing community resources
- caregiver burnout
Please click here for more information.
"A Time To Talk"
A Time To Talk is a peer telephone support program assisting persons with early stage dementia and caregivers of dementia patients. The program provides telephone calls 2 times a month to participants who can benefit by receiving emotional support, coping strategies, or just a listening ear by someone who understands. All calls are made by volunteers who either have early memory loss or experience caring for a person with dementia. To participate, volunteer, or to receive more information, please contact Georgia Chapter Alzheimer's Association at 1.800.272.3900.
The Forget-Me-Nots is a social support group for persons in the early stage of memory loss and their caregivers.
Once a month, on the third Wednesday from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, the group meets for lunch at an Atlanta-area restaurant. The occasion offers them the opportunity to socialize with others who are living with early-stage dementia.
For more information about the Forget-Me-Nots, please contact Suzette Binford in the Atlanta office at 1.800.272.3900.
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.