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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

Join us for a Walk every Wednesday!

Take a break • Meet new people• Get fresh air and exercise

Open to individuals with dementia to attend with their families, friends, and caregivers. Check with your doctor first about any exercise regimen.

All walks are held from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM.

  • 1st Wed: Lake Murray
    Meet at the reservoir entrance
  • 2nd Wed: Crown Point
    Meet at the east end of the beach at the tables with the blue cover
  • 3rd Wed: Oceanside Pier
    Meet at the entrance to the wooden pier
  • 4th Wed: Chula Vista
    Meet in front of The Galley Restaurant

More Info: Please contact Rebecca McDaniel, 858.966.3303 or
*Walks will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. In the case of rain or excessive heat, please call to confirm.

Early Stage Memory Loss Groups

Take Charge! Early Memory Loss Program is a 8-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

Interested in facilitating Memories in the Making classes. Join us! For more information  please 858.492.4400
Held at the Alzheimer's Association: 6633 Convoy Court, San Diego, CA 92111

Upcoming Information Session:

Friday September 25, 2015  9:30am – 3:00pm

Student Observation Policy

As a courtesy to our support group participants, we strongly discourage observation by students. If you are interested in observing, please contact Rebecca McDaniel, MSW at 858.966.3303 or


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