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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.

Support group listings

If you prefer, call our 24-hour Helpline — 1.800.272.3900

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 designied for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease or related.  Participate in activities designed to promote physical, social & cognitive well being. Click for flyer.
 
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

    -  Early Stage Support Group
    -  Huron / Sanilac / St. Clair Counties 
    -  Macomb County 
    -  Oakland County
    -  Wayne County    
    -  Dial-In Alzheimer's Support Group 1st Tues.12:00 noon (start 1/8/2013)   
    -  New Beginnings - A support group for care partners whose person with
       dementia has passed away.   
   
Central Michigan
    -  Support Group Listing
Northern Michigan - Alpena 
    -  Why join a Group
    -  Support Group Listing 
    - New facilitators & update trainings (Alpena & Traverse City)     
Northern Michigan - Traverse City
    -  Support Group Listing
West Michigan
    -  Support Group Listing
    - Care Partner Newsletter
    - Early Stage Program 
Upper Peninsula
    -  Support Group Listing
 


Facilitator Training

The next Support Group Facilitator training will be Tuesday May 6, 2014. Click for flyer. 

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Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.