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Our support groups provide the opportunity to connect with others, share practical tips, talk through issues, and learn about resources. Groups are available for family/friends supporting a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementia. Specialized groups are available for younger-onset caregivers, Spanish-speaking caregivers, LGBTQ+ caregivers, and more.

View a printable list of our groups
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In-Person Caregiver Support Groups

We strongly recommend all participants be vaccinated. Please read information carefully for each meeting as COVID guidelines may vary by host location. We will continue to monitor local health guidance & adjust accordingly. 

LOS ALAMITOS
1st Tuesday each month, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Cottonwood Church - Building B (MPR)
4505 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Cottonwood church has a large campus, please park in the small lot off Enterprise Drive and call the Cottonwood front office 714.947.5300 if you have difficulties finding the meeting. Masks are welcome but not currently required.

Register Online: November 1
By Phone 24/7: 800.272.3900


MISSION VIEJO
3rd Wednesday each month, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Mt of Olives Adult Day Program - Room F
24772 Chrisanta Dr., Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Enter at 2nd driveway after the church
Per host guidelines, masks are required when walking through common areas
(Respite care may be available during meetings for your loved one. Must call Adult Day Program first due to confirm: 949.581.3800)

Register Online: November 16
By Phone 24/7: 800.272.3900


Virtual Caregiver Support Groups
Accessible by Zoom & phone-in option, pre-registration required

1st Wednesday each month, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Mission Viejo/South OC Caregiver Group (open to all OC)
Register Online: November 2
By Phone 24/7: 800.272.3900


2nd & 4th Thursday each month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Huntington Beach Caregiver Group (open to all OC)
Register Online: November 10
By Phone 24/7: 800.272.3900


2nd Tuesday each month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Brea/North OC Caregiver Group (open to all OC)
Register Online: Novmber 8
By Phone 24/7: 800.272.3900


3rd Tuesday each month, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m
Irvine/Central OC Caregiver Group (open to all OC)
Register Online: November 15
By Phone 24/7: 800.272.3900


Spanish Telephone Support Group
2nd & 4th Tuesday each month, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
For more information contact Linda Loera at 213.220.0713 or lloera@alz.org

Specialized Support Groups

Younger Onset Caregivers (loved one diagnosed before 65)
3rd Thursday each month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Ongoing virtual group offered in collaboration with multiple Chapters
Register Online: November 17
By phone 24/7: 800.272.3900

LGBTQ+ Caregivers
2nd & 4th Thursday each month, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For more information contact Yael at 310.912.9120 or ywyte@alz.org

Under 40 | Young Dementia Caregivers
2nd Wednesday each month, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

For more information contact Vanessa Souza at 408.372.9976 or vsouza@alz.org

Additional groups in other languages and for persons with early dementia are available through our network of chapters. Please call 800.272.3900 or search our online Communtiy Resource Finder.

These groups are for individuals, family & friends facing dementia. For resources for professionals, call 800.272.3900. Student observation is not permitted