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We are offering virtual support groups and memory cafés during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A list of support group times and dates is provided HERE


SUPPORT GROUP FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS AND 20 SOMETHINGS
Do you have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia? If so, are you struggling to help your family provide care or are the changes you are seeing in your loved one hard to take? You could benefit from a new, free Online College Student Support Group for students from schools across Maryland who have family members with Alzheimer’s or other dementia and are looking for a safe space to share stories, get information, resources and support. A flyer with additonal information is here. 

Register for the College Support Group
To register, please contact Megeen White, mewhite@alz.org or ​240-549-5086 for more information.

Complete our college student survey
You can also help us get started by completing this survey to let us know your preferences for day/time and topics for the group.

Dementia & COVID Grief Support Group

The support group will focus on the unique challenges that COVID-19 presents to dementia caregivers whose loved ones reside at care facilities. We will discuss the feelings caused by having limited contact and how to have meaningful connection despite restrictions. To register, click on the date(s) you would like to attend or call 800.272.3900.
 
JUNE 
June 9 
June 16
June 23

COVID-19 Caregiver Tips
Find COVID-19 caregiver resources here.

MEMORY CAFE

Virtual Early Stage Memory Café is a safe and relaxed place where people with early-stage memory loss, their families, friends and health professionals can come together for a unique blend of education and social interaction. It is a forum where people can share experiences and socialize. Anyone affected by early-stage memory loss is welcome to attend. Attendance is free. Here is a flyer with additional information

Anne Arundel County Memory Café: third Monday of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Contact Dawn Lewis for questions and logon information. Dawn Lewis | hdlsuccess@gmail.com or 301.338.0224

Baltimore County Memory Café: 4th Wednesday of each month from 12-1 p.m. Contact Arlene Kleinman for questions and logon information. Arlene Kleinman | arleneklcsw@comcast.net or 410.627.9466

Harford County Memory Café: second Tuesday of the month from 12-1 p.m. Contact Pat Maans for questions and logon information. Pat Maans | Bill.patm@comcast.net or 443.528.0260

Howard County Memory Café: first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Contact Kathy Wehr for questions and logon information. Kathy Wehr | kwehr@howardcomd.gov or 410.313.5955

SUPPORT GROUP FOR DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS DURING COVID
This Support Group is going to focus on the unique challenges that COVID  brings to the dementia caregiver that has their loved one in a care facility. We will discuss the feelings surrounding the limited contact with our loved one.  Also, how to continue contact and have meaningful connection with our loved ones with the restrictions that are in place. Please call 800.272.3900 to register.

Tuesday | 2-3:30 p.m. 
June 22
Facilitator: Dawn O’Meally

SUPPORT GROUP FOR COVID GRIEF AND DEMENTIA
This grief support group is going to focus on the grief that we feel after the death of a loved one with dementia.  We will discuss the tasks and stages of grief, in addition to how COVID-19 has greatly impacted our ability to grieve. This group will provide members with the ability to speak freely about their individual grief process and all of the emotions that are being experienced in a safe environment.  

Group members will be able to engage in learning and understanding their own grief process as we discuss how to move forward, in time, to a new normal. Please call 800.272.3900 to register.

Sign up for one group:
Group 2: Wednesdays 3:30 -5 p.m. | May 19-June 23
Facilitator: Marissa Neal

Download the recording of the webinar Coronavirus Tips for Dementia Caregivers that was presented on April 22, 2020, by Mary Chaput of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities and Yolanda Wright, Greater Maryland Chapter Early Stage & Support Group Coordinator.