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Support Group updates are posted here: 
The Early-Stage Support Group for individuals and caregivers is open.  The group meets at the First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Call 800 272 3900 and note that Pre-assessment is required.     




Get the Emotional Support You Need

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.

If you prefer, call our 24-hour Helpline at 800 272 3900.

If You Have Alzheimer's

Early Stage Memory Loss Support Group is a group for persons with early stage memory loss.  It is unique in that it focuses on the individual with memory loss, it is participant driven, promotes socialization, fosters well being, and personal growth.  Discussion topics may include careers, families, friends, social activities, independence vs. dependence, understanding the diagnosis, driving, medical, physical and emotional challenges, loss frustration, happiness and joy.  Support group listings

Early Stage Social Club is an interactive and informational program specifically designed for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or related.  Participate in activities designed to promote physical, social & cognitive well being. 

The Early Stage Lecture Series is designed for persons experiencing early stage memory loss due to Alzheimer's disease or another related dementia, as well as their primary care partners. This is a time limited-educational discussion group. By means of peer support and group leader facilitation, participants will learn more about their diagnosis and will be provided with coping strategies and resources to assist in planning for their futures.  Each session will begin with an educational discussion followed by a support group for both the primary care partners and the individual with memory loss. Topics discussed include an overview on Alzheimer's disease and dementia, legal and financial issues, living a brain-health lifestyle, and more.

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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. 
Join the Alzheimer’s Association online community.

Support Group Listings

Metro Detroit
Support groups include:
  • Early-Stage
  • Frontotemporal degeneration
  • New Beginnings
  • Younger Onset
  • Dial In

Central Michigan
Support Groups 

Northern Michigan - Alpena 
Support Group Listing 
Northern Michigan - Traverse City
Support Group Listing    
Early Stage Program

West Michigan
Support Group Listing
Care Partner Newsletter
Upper Peninsula
Support Group Listing

Facilitator Training

Alzheimer’s Association Facilitator Training

Future dates and times to be announced

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