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Get the Emotional Support You Need

A support group is a group of understanding friends experiencing similar struggles which can make a world of difference to those who face the stress of caring for a loved one with dementia. These groups typically meet monthly and all are coordinated by trained volunteer facilitators.

Click here for a list of caregiver support groups by county.



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

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

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. Click here for details.


These groups are for those with early stages of dementia and their care partner.

Common Ground Social Groups

Have you been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or related dementia and need support? Call us at 800.272.3900 to learn about early stage support groups for people living with the disease and additional resources.



Support Group Facilitator Training
May 1, 2014          10:00AM - 1:00PM
Bayada Nursing
1606 E. Roosevelt Blvd., Ste. 210, Monroe, NC


Click here for PurplePowerNC, the quarterly newsletter for support group facilitators.

Interested in becoming a support group facilitator? Contact Sarah Dunning at 704.532.7390 or


For more information about support groups and a list of groups in your area, call 800.272.3900 or email to

Connect With Others Online

The Alzheimer’s Association message boards and chat rooms provide an online community for persons with Alzheimer's 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.


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