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“Life doesn’t end with a dementia diagnosis a new life begins. It’s really important to connect with and support others who understand what you are going through. With the support of others, I am making the most of this next phase in my life.”

- Maria Turner
Peer to Peer Group Facilitator
National Early Stage Advisory Group Member

Individuals with early stage cognitive loss (Alzheimer's, dementia or mild cognitive impairment) often feel isolated from friends or family members. Our early stage social engagement programs provide a safe virtual space to build companionship with peers. To learn more about what these programs are like from the perspective of participants, check out this video.

Participants should be in the early stages of Alzheimer's, dementia or mild cognitive impairment, aware of their diagnosis, and willing to discuss their experiences in a group.

Programs marked as Peer2Peer are intended only for those living with dementia or MCI. These programs are peer-led and moderated by Association staff. However, care partners are welcome and encouraged to attend non-Peer2Peer offerings. 

Click on a meeting date to register, or call 800.272.3900. All programs take place virtually via Zoom.

Peer2Peer Lunch Bunch
Meets Monthly on the 1st Monday at 11:30 AM
February 6, 2023 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Connect with others in an informal social setting focused on group chat with support as needed.

Meets Feb-May on 1st Thurs at 1:00 PM
February 3, 2023 | 1:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association office
123 W. Antrim Drive, Greenville
RSVP required to Jamie Guay:
864-250-0029 or

Peer2Peer: Time to Talk
Meets Monthly on 2nd Tuesday at 2:00 PM
February 14, 2023 | 2:00-3:00 PM
A structured opportunity for education, followed by peer-led discussion, Q&A and support.

Peer2Peer: Confidence to Connect
Meets Monthly on 3rd Wednesday at 2:00 PM
February 15, 2023 | 2:00-3:00 PM
A structured opportunity for education, followed by peer-led discussion, Q&A and support.

Healthy Living Workshop (in-person)
For people living with early-stage dementia
February 25, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Alzheimer's Association office, Greenville, SC
View details & register here.

Living Well: Life Beyond My Diagnosis
Meets Monthly on 4th Tuesday at 2:00 PM
February 28, 2023 | 2:00-3:00 PM
This group is open to the public to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding life with dementia. Hear from a peer speaker about noticing the signs, getting the diagnosis, and looking ahead. Includes discussion, Q&A and support.

View our full calendar of care and support offerings.