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Get the Emotional Support You Need

A support group is a regularly scheduled in-person or virtual gathering of people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, family, friends or caregivers who interact around issues relating to dementia. Groups can have social, educational and/or support components and are facilitated by individuals who have received training from the Alzheimer's Association. This information is provided as a resource but is not intended as an endorsement of any one product or provider.  The Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally  care for the person with dementia.

We have over 80 support groups in the Western Carolina, at various times and locations. Check to see if there is a group close to you that fits your needs.

For more information about support groups and a list of groups in your area, call 800.272.3900.  Always call support group facilitators to make sure there has not been a change in group schedule, i.e. holidays, weather, etc.

Specialty Groups

Coffee & Conversation - A men's caregiver support group at Davidson United Methodist Church. For more information, contact 1.800.272.3900.

Young Adult Support Group - Open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 24. 

Telephone Support Group - Open for anyone that would like support, but struggle to access a support group location.

Walking Support Group - Walk with other caregivers and talk, network, and empathize, or simply enjoy the silence of nature. Walks occur on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month. Location varies. Distance of walk is between 1 mile and 2.5 miles. They are designed for beginning walkers/hikers. Please consult with physician prior to beginning exercise regimen. 

Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) Caregiver Group - The FTD group is offered for family members, caregivers, and friends impacted by FTD. The value of the support group is sharing experiences and understanding the challenges that may be faced with FTD.


Check out our Education Programs, Support Group Meetings and Special Events. Filter by category.   NOTE:  Please call support group facilitators before attending a meeting to ensure meeting time and place  have  not changed; i.e. holidays, special events, weather, etc.



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