Pearlean Cannon is a former Support Group facilitator. She was a caregiver for her husband Charles, who lost his battle with Alzheimer's.
Throughout Wisconsin we have support groups that meet monthly at various times. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals and free of charge. We urge you to attend regularly. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all support groups will be hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person.
“With any support group, you don’t know what to expect. It’s a good opportunity to have an outlet and hear what others are going through. I tell people to just try it once – you don’t even have to talk, but just listen.”
Diane, Support Group Facilitator
Early Stage Support Goups
Individuals who have been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's or another form of dementia are invited to attend special support groups designed to meet their needs. Family care partners may accompany them as well for the first part of the meeting, and then each group holds their own separate sesson for approximately one hour. Call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 for more information.
Bilingual Support Groups
As part of the expanded Multicultural Outreach Program, the chapter now offers several Bilingual Support Groups in collaboration with other community partners. Staffed by bilingual facilitators, the groups allow participants to dialogue in Spanish or English, according to their preference. Contact Virginia Zerpa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414.479.8800 or for more information. Spanish speaking individuals please call 414.431.8811.
Phone/Webinar Support Groups
For Persons Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
2nd Wednesday, 10:00-11:30 am
General Family Caregivers
Every other Tuesday, 5:30-7:00 pm
Family Caregivers for a Loved One with Dementia Living at a Facility
Fridays, 10:00-11:30 am
Male Family Caregivers
3rd Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 pm
4th Thursday, 1:00-2:30 pm
Family Caregivers for a Loved One with Dementia in the Early Stages
2nd Tuesday, 9:30-11:00 am
4th Tuesday, 10:00-11:30 am
Family Caregivers for a Loved One with Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD)
3rd Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm
Grief & Bereavement Support Group
For persons who have experienced the death of their loved one affected by Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Family members express they have grieved the loss of their loved one twice. Their initial grief often begins when the person experiencing the disease is no longer the individual that they were and the second time when death occurs. This Support Group will help provide bereaved individuals with a non-threatening atmosphere to explore feelings, emotions and needs. Call Shai Wise at 414.775.7578 for upcoming date and details
To attend any of our Support Groups please register by calling 800.272.3900
Get Connected for Support
- Visit the Community Resource Finder (choose Alzheimer's Association Programs and Events and search under Alzheimer's Support Groups)