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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.

Caregiver Support Groups

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, click here. For a list of support groups in Eastern Idaho, click here.

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
All of our support groups are facilitated by trained individuals.

Telephone Caregiver Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Association National Chapters is providing a Telephone Caregiver Support Group for caregivers of 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 meetings are the first Monday of the month, from 2pm to 3:30 pm mountain time. Call 1.800.272.3900 for more information about joining the telephone support group.

Early Stage Support Groups

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 knederostek@alz.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 flyer.

Kate Nederostek Paula Ledford
801.265.1944 801.686.4021

Dementia Care Professionals Support Group

This group is only for professionals that work with individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Join us for support through education and collaboration with other professionals. Dementia Care Professionals Support Group

24/7 Helpline

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:

  1. Understanding memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s.
  2. Medications and other treatment options.
  3. General information about aging and brain health.
  4. Skills to provide quality care and to find the best care from professionals.
  5. Legal, financial and living arrangement decisions.
  6. 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.
  7. Help in a caller’s language using our translation service that features over 140 languages and dialects.
  8. Referrals to local community programs, services, and ongoing support.

Call us 24/7 at 800.272.3900
TDD: 1.866.403.3073

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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