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*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all support groups scheduled through May will be hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person. Meetings scheduled for June and July will be assessed at a later date. Please locate your local program in the Community Resource Finder or contact our 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for details.

Throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada, we hold support groups for caregivers and for individuals with younger-onset and early-stage Alzheimer's. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. 

Early Stage Support Groups

Our early stage support groups are for the person with a physician’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, who is comfortable discussing their diagnosis and symptoms, and wants the opportunity to talk with others in a group setting.

Pre-screening is required prior to enrollment. For more information call 800.272.3900.

Caregiver Support Groups

The best thing you can do for the person you are caring for is stay physically and emotionally strong. Support groups offer comfort and reassurance, and can be a good source of practical advice and even humor. To find a caregiver support group , go to our events finder page, or call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

Our support group information is updated regularly and is subject to change. Please call or email the group meeting contact before attending to verify that your group is still meeting at the time, date and location listed. Please note our caregiver support groups are not appropriate for professionals or paid caregivers. 

Telephone Support Groups 

Dementia Caregiver Group
4th Monday, 7-8:30 p.m.
For more information: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900 or hgray1@alz.org

Frontal Temporal Dementia Adult Children Group
3rd Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m.
For more information: Jamie C. Fong, jfong@memory.ucsf.edu

Spanish Speaking Dementia Caregiver Group
2nd Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m.
For more information: Yuliana Mendoza, 800.272.3900 or ymflores@alz.org

Down Syndrome and Dementia Caregiver Group
3rd Thursday, 6-7 p.m.
For more information: Marianne Iversen, 925.362.8660 ext. 103 or marianne@dsconnection.org

Google Hangout Support Group
Young Dementia Caregiver
2nd Wednesday, 7:30-9 p.m.
To register: Vanessa Souza, 800.272.3900, or vsouza@alz.org

ALZConnected Online Community

ALZConnected is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including people with the disease and their caregivers, friends, family members and neighbors, as well as those who have lost someone to the disease.

Looking to Contact a Group?
If you are a researcher or organization interested in connecting with a specific support group, please contact Heather Gray at 408.372.9935 to discuss. We protect the privacy and information of our support group members and ask that you do not directly solicit any support group.