Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are life changing for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. Our support groups provide a place to connect with others who truly understand what you are going through.
Often times, we hear caregivers say they are looking for support from people who "really understand because they've been there, too." An Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group offers just that – a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to meet and develop a mutual support system. For a list of support groups in Utah go to the Community Resource Finder Select Alzheimer's Association Programs & Events, then select Support Groups, enter the location and date of event. You can then refine your search based on language, delivery, etc.
It's a place to:
- Exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions
- Talk through challenges and ways of coping
- Share feelings, needs and concerns
- Learn about resources available in your community
The Alzheimer's Association's Early Stage Support Groups are led by trained facilitators and offer dementia-related education, resources, emotional support and connections with others living with the disease. Topics include disclosing the diagnosis, changing relationships, maintaining independence, and medications and research.
Pre-registration is required to attend an Early Stage Support Group. Please contact Kate Nederostek, Program Director (801-265-1944 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more. To read LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S, a short story written by the members of the Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter Early Stage Support Group about their experiences within this group, please click here.
Early Stage Social Engagement Groups
This program offers a comfortable way to have fun and socialize with others who are living in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Contact your local facilitators for more information or click here for informational flyer.
Kate Nederostek 801.265.1944
The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance. The 24/7 Helpline serves people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals and the public.
Our highly trained and knowledgeable staff can help you with:
- Understanding memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s.
- Medications and other treatment options.
- General information about aging and brain health.
- Skills to provide quality care and to find the best care from professionals.
- Legal, financial and living arrangement decisions.
- Confidential care consultations provided by master’s level clinicians who can help with decision making support, crisis assistance, and education on issues families face every day.
- Help in a caller’s language using our translation service that features over 200 languages and dialects.
- Referrals to local community programs, services, and ongoing support.
Call us 24/7 at 800.272.3900
Note: Our helpline staff does not perform diagnosis. If you or someone you care for is having memory problems, please see your doctor.
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