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Throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, 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. 

Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment and a chance for participants to develop mutual support and social relationships.

Attend a support group.

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 to 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 and scroll to the bottom for listings, 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. Note that our caregiver support groups are not appropriate for professionals or paid caregivers. 

Telephone Support Groups 

Call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 for assistance. 

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 Andie Shepard at to discuss.

We protect the privacy and information of our support group members and ask that you do not directly solicit any support group directly.