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Find a Caregiver Support Group
Find a Person with Dementia Support Group
Volunteer & Start a Support Group
Connect With Others Online

 

Find a Caregiver Support Group

Our Caregiver Support Groups are currently being conducted virtually via video, or via telephone, as a result of COVID-19. We are here for you during this difficult time. Our Caregiver Support Groups are free of charge and open to the general public. All support groups are facilitated by a trained Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitator and meet at various locations and times. Most Caregiver Support Groups are for all types of dementia caregivers, although there are also specific groups designed for specific populations.

Support Groups offer:

  • Safe place to meet and develop 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 Caregiver Support Group



Find a Person with Dementia Support Group

Person with Dementia Support Groups are currently being conducted virtually via video, or via telephone, as a result of COVID-19. We are here for you during this difficult time. Person with Dementia Support Groups are free of charge and are geared towards individuals who have recently been diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment or dementia and are in the early stage of the disease progression. All support groups are facilitated by a trained Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitator and meet at various locations and times. Individuals are required to connect with the Alzheimer’s Association prior to joining the group. Please call Woo Bandel at 952.767.7570 for more information.

Person with Dementia Support Groups offer:

  • A safe place to meet and develop a mutual support system
  • Exchange practical information about Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia
  • Talk through challenges and ways of coping with your diagnosis
  • Share feelings, needs, and concerns

Find a Person With Dementia Support Group


Volunteer & Start a Support Group

Alzheimer's disease or another dementia is 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.
Support Group facilitators are:

  • Good Listeners
  • Problem-solvers
  • Have a sense of humor
  • Comfortable with expressions of emotion
  • Knowledgeable or willing to learn about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and caregiver issues
  • Open to being trained as an affiliated volunteer support group facilitator with a commitment of at least one year
If you are interested in starting a Support Group, contact Woo Bandel at 952.767.7570 or wlbandel@alz.org.

Already a Support Group Facilitator? Click here for resources. 


Connect with Others Online

The Alzheimer's Association ALZConnected® message boards and chat rooms are free online communication forums. Our message boards offer an online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer's or another dementia, including:

  • People with the disease
  • Caregivers
  • Family members
  • Friends
  • Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer's

Join ALZConnected, the Alzheimer's Association online community.

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Support Group and Memory Clubs and their facilitators are not to be contacted for commercial purposes, solicitation or visits from anyone who is not currently caring for someone with dementia. Researchers and college-level students who wish to attend a group for purposes of study may submit requests to Woo Bandel at 952.767.7570 or wlbandel@alz.org.