Receive the Emotional
Support You Need
Support groups provide a consistent and caring place for individuals to discuss challenges, share feelings, and find emotional support. Group members also exchange information and educate themselves about dementia. Support groups are facilitated by individuals who have undergone extensive training by the Alzheimer’s Association. At one of our regularly scheduled gatherings, you can join others to talk freely and confidentially about shared experiences and provide each other sympathy and encouragement. Respite care is provided at some groups with prior notice of at least one day.
Most of our support groups are designed to meet the needs of caregivers, but we offer some specialty groups, as well. Be sure to check the details for each support group in which you are interested.
The Chapter’s early-stage groups provide peer-to-peer conversation and support for individuals specifically diagnosed in the disease’s early stages. Groups are open to the individual with the disease and the caregiver, and provide a supportive platform to express oneself and cope with changes related to the diagnosis. For newly diagnosed individuals and their care partners who are seeking support, please visit our Early Stage Engagement page.
ALZConnected is an online community for persons with Alzheimers, caregivers and providers. Users have access to community postings, message boards and chat rooms populated by people with common experiences. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information available 24 hours a day.
For more information on support groups,
or for help and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
call our Helpline at 800.272.3900.