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Support You Need

Support groups provide a consistent and caring place for individuals to discuss challenges, share feelings, and find emotional support. Group members also exchange information and educate themselves about dementia. Support groups are facilitated by individuals who have undergone extensive training by the Alzheimer’s Association. At one of our regularly scheduled gatherings, you can join others to talk freely and confidentially about shared experiences and provide each other sympathy and encouragement. Respite care is provided at some groups with prior notice of at least one day.

Most of our support groups are designed to meet the needs of caregivers, but we offer some specialty groups, as well. Be sure to check the details for each support group in which you are interested.

The Chapter’s early-stage groups provide peer-to-peer conversation and support for individuals specifically diagnosed in the disease’s early stages. Groups are open to the individual with the disease and the caregiver, and provide a supportive platform to express oneself and cope with changes related to the diagnosis. For newly diagnosed individuals and their care partners who are seeking support, please visit our Early Stage Engagement page.

View a calendar of ALL groups listed by location.

View a list of groups organized by county.


Cancelled Programs & Support Groups 6/14/18:

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research | Heermance Library, Coxsackie | 6PM

Connect with Others Online
ALZConnected is an online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and providers. Users have access to community postings, message boards and chat rooms populated by people with common experiences. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information available 24 hours a day.
Join ALZConnected.

For more information on support groups,
or for help and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
call our Helpline at 800.272.3900.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.