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Get the Emotional Support You Need

A support group is a regularly scheduled in-person or virtual gathering of people with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, family, friends or caregivers who interact around issues relating to dementia. Groups can have social, educational and/or support components and are facilitated by individuals who have received training from the Alzheimer's Association. This information is provided as a resource but is not intended as an endorsement of any one product or provider.  The Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally  care for the person with dementia.

We have over 100 support groups in the Western Carolina, at various times and locations. Check to see if there is a group close to you that fits your needs.

For more information about support groups and a list of groups in your area, call 800.272.3900.  Please be sure to contact support group facilitators prior to attending a group to learn more about the group and to ensure there has not been a change in group schedule, i.e. holidays, weather, etc.

Specialty Groups

African-American Support Groups - Support groups designed specifically for caregivers within the African-American community.  For more information on multiple group offerings, contact 1.800.272.3900.

Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) Caregiver Group - The FTD group is offered for family members, caregivers, and friends impacted by FTD.  For more information, contact the facilitator, Charles at 980.224.7543 or 704.442.5594.

Google Chat Support Group - Virtual/online support group for all caregivers.  For more information, contact the facilitator Drew at

Men's Coffee & Conversation - A men's caregiver support group in Davidson, NC. For more information, contact the facilitator Bud at 704.526.7977.

Spanish Language Support Group - Con el fin de dar a la comunidad información crítica, nuestro Grupo de Apoyo de enfermedades de Pérdida de la Memoria, Demencia y Alzheimer, está diseñado para apoyar al cuidador o cuidadora, y está facilitado en Español por un profesional capacitado. Para mas informacion, contacte Aida at 919.641.7405.

Telephone Support Group - Open for anyone that would like support, but have limed access to in-person support groups.  For more information, contact Jessica Lanier or Karen Owens at 1.800.272.3900. 

Younger Onset Care Partner Groups - These support groups encourage caregivers to maintain personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia.  For more information, contact 1.800.272.3900. 



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