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Support groups are regularly scheduled gatherings of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, family, friends, and other care partners. These groups provide emotional, educational and social support for all participants. Click to find a support group in your area.

Support groups create a safe and supportive environment that enables participants to develop mutual support and social relationships. Confidentiality is always observed. Participants also receive information onissues related to dementia and support to develop skills to solve problems. The groups empower caregivers and people with dementia to attain their own personal, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being in an effort to optimally care for themselves and each other.

All support group facilitators are initially trained and on a yearly basis. Chapter staff keeps facilitators up to date on the latest issues that include research, behaviors, medication and caregiver support. Facilitators are monitored yearly to ensure the quality of the groups.

We currently have many specialty groups for:
  • early-stage
  • younger-onset
  • late-onset
  • Korean
  • LGBT
  • Latino
  • frontotemporal dementia.

NOTE: All new members should call the listed facilitator to confirm the date, time and location. 

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