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Our support groups are free of charge and open to the general public. They are all facilitated by trained individuals and meet at various locations and times. Most groups are for all types of dementia caregivers, but there are also specific groups designed for everyone.
Find a support group that works for you.

Support groups offer:

  • Safe place to meet and develop a mutual support system
  • 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

Find a support group near you.  Visit our Community Resource Finder.
1. Click Alzheimer's Association Programs and Events
2. Click Support Groups
3. Type in a zip code or city and state
4. Click Search
5. Above the search results you can click to search by date or distance

Emotional Support


Sometimes you just need to talk.  The Alzheimer's Association provides a number of ways to support those with Alzheimer's or dementia, caregivers, or family members. We have a number of support groups at various times and locations. Check to see if there is a support group close to you that fits your needs.  Visit our Community Resource Finder.

Support Group Facilitator Training

For volunteers interested in facilitating an Alzheimer's support group in their community.  Training will include ways to encourage participants to share, how to run meetings and education on programs and services available to caregivers.  You must pre-register for these trainings. Contact your local office for more details.

Interested in getting a support group started or becoming a facilitator?

We would like to discuss with you. Please contact: 
Megan Pedersen: 563.293.8058, mepedersen@alz.org
Megan Benzing: 515.414.8124, mrbenzing@alz.org