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Get the Emotional Support You Need

Support groups provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns throughout the Alzheimer's journey. If you are considering attending a support group, note that schedules and times change occasionally. Please call our 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900 before attending a group for the first time to verify meeting information, obtain directions or other information about the group.

Visit our Chapter calendar to find a support group near you -- or download a PDF of groups currently meeting in the District of ColumbiaSuburban and Southern Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Questions? Call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

Special Groups

TELEPHONE Support Group for Family Caregivers
Sponsored by Holy Cross Hospital Caregiver Resource Center
Every Tuesday 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Please call 301.754.7152 to receive the necessary numbers to participate

EARLY STAGE Support Group for people with dementia and their care partners
Pre-registration required
Saint Thomas United Methodist Church
8899 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20110
1st Wednesday (evening)
Jane Priest 703.766.9018

YOUNGER ONSET Support Group for Caregivers of Younger Onset Dementia
Pender United Methodist Church
12401 Alder Woods Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
2nd Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
Sarah Harris 703.715.9423
Susan Theon 703.796.9525

Connect with others online

The Alzheimer's Association ALZConnected message boards and chat rooms are your online communication forum. Our message boards have over 9,000 registered members from around the United States, and many more people who simply browse the stories and information that is offered 24 hours a day.

Join the Alzheimer's Association online community.

      Services in Montgomery County are funded in part by Montgomery County Aging and Disability Services.



Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.