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The video shown above is a tribute to one of our many amazing Friend & Family Support Group Facilitators, Sandy Braff.  We honored Sandy with the 2014 Reagan/Thal Award at our Memories in the Making Art Auction, for her inspiring 26 years of volunteer service as a Facilitator. We are so grateful to have such wonderful Facilitators who tirelessly work to ensure caregivers have a safe place to share, find support and encourage others facing similar hardships.

Friend & Family Support Groups

Caring for a loved one can be isolating and overwhelming, but you are not alone!
Join a Friend & Family Support Group today and:

- Build relationships and learn from other caregivers who understand what you are going through.

- Develop new coping strategies and healthy lifestyle practices for you and your loved one.

- Find comfort, strength and hope in a compassionate and safe environment, led by a trained group leader.

All Groups are FREE, located throughout San Diego County and are scheduled throughout the day and evening for your convenience.


Walk n' Talk

The Alzheimer’s Association has partnered with Walkabout International to provide “Walk ‘n Talk,” a monthly guided walking program.  Walks will meet at various locations around San Diego County and offer individuals living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and those caring for them to take a break, meet new people while enjoying some fresh air and exercise!

CLICK HERE to download a flyer>>

Upcoming Walks: 
TBA - Please check back!

Early Stage Memory Loss Groups

Take Charge! Early Memory Loss Program is a 7-week education and support program for individuals living with early stage Alzheimer's or a related dementia and their family or care partner.  At the completion of the “Take Charge!" Early Memory Loss Program, participants will have the opportunity to join our early memory loss continuation group to receive ongoing support as they navigate through the early stages of the disease. There is no charge to participate in the Take Charge program or the continuation support group.

CLICK HERE to download a flyer>>

Connect with others online

The Alzheimer's Association ALZConnected is an online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and care providers. ALZConnected message boards and chat rooms provide a safe place to share concerns and get advice.

Become a Support Group Facilitator

Become a support group leader and help provide much needed emotional support, coping skills, education and resources to caregivers. 

The Alzheimer’s Association San Diego / Imperial Chapter is looking for facilitators and co-facilitators for our Friend & Family Support Group Meetings.  These support groups are located throughout our County.  If you have professional or personal knowledge about Alzheimer’s Disease 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 Friend & Family Support Group.

Help us to create a community of strength and support for caregivers who are coping with the stressors that accompany living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. 

Upcoming Trainings:

Alzheimer's Association: 6633 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 9:00am – 4:00pm
Registration Fee: $25
6 BBS CEUs: additional $20
*Includes manual plus light breakfast and snacks

Alzheimer's Association: 6633 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 9:00am – 4:00pm
Registration Fee: $25
6 BBS CEUs: additional $20
*Includes manual plus light breakfast and snacks

For more information about the Support Group Facilitator training, please contact Nicole Reich at 858-966-3293 or nreich@alz.org

Student Observation Policy

As a courtesy to our support group participants, we strongly discourage observation by students. If you are interested in observing, please call Nicole Reich at 858.966.3293 


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.