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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
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.
Become a Support Group Facilitator
Are you interested in facilitating an Alzheimer's support group in your community for dementia caregivers or those living with early-stage Alzheimer's or dementia? Join us as a volunteer support group facilitator. Training will include ways to encourage participants to share, how to run meetings and education on programs and services available to caregivers. Visit our Volunteer page to learn more and apply, or contact our Director of Community Volunteers, Sherita Jenkins, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319.238.7637.
Interested in getting a support group started in your area?
Megan Benzing - 515.414.8124, email@example.com
Sean Hoesing - firstname.lastname@example.org
, 712.454.5035 x 8223