Are you a caregiver? Get the emotional support you need.
Click here for a list of Alzheimer's Association caregiver support groups in Oregon.
Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems.
For more information, call 800-272-3900.
You are not alone. Whether you need information about early-stage, middle-stage or late-stage caregiving, the Alzheimer's Association is here to help.
Do you have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia? Are you in the early stages of the disease? Are you interested in talking to other people who are experiencing Alzheimer’s? If your answer to these questions is yes, please join one of our support groups for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s or related dementia. Care partners are welcome. Registration and screening are required for all early-stage support groups. Please call 800-272-3900 for more details and to register.
- The Portland support group meets on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Alzheimer's Association office. This group is for people in the early stages of dementia, as well as their care partners.
Late Summer sessions take place on August 16, 23, 30, September 6 , 13, and 20
Autumn sessions take place on October 25, November 1,8, 15, 22, and 29
- The Eugene support group meets the third Wednesday of each month. This group is for people in the early stages of dementia, as well as their care partners.
Note: As of April 2015, the Eugene support group is at capacity. To learn about potential alternatives, please call 800-272-3900.
- The Bend support group meets the second Wednesday of each month. This group is for people in the early stages of dementia, as well as their care partners. Registration and screening are required.
- The Medford support group meets every Monday for eight weeks. This group is for people in the early stages of dementia, as well as their care partners.
- The Ashland support group meets every Monday for eight weeks. This group is for people in the early stages of dementia, as well as their care partners.
Telephone caregiver support group
The Alzheimer's Association provides a telephone caregiver support group for caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The purpose is to reach those caregivers who could benefit from a support group, yet find it difficult to travel to a meeting site. The meeting is the first Monday of every month, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Central Time. The group is designed to:
- Provide emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings
- Help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems
- Encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical, and emotional health
Please call 800-272-3900 for more information about joining the telephone caregiver support group.
Looking to facilitate a support group?
The Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter is looking for facilitators and co-facilitators of regularly monthly or bimonthly caregiver support group meetings. If you have professional or personal knowledge about Alzheimer’s, or if you have been a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you may be qualified to help others by facilitating or co-facilitating a caregiver support group.
If you’re interested, please call 800-272-3900 for more information.
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