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. For the most up-to-date support group in your area, call 800.272.3900.
“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
Read Personal Stories from Support Group Facilitators:
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.
Get connected for Support
- Alzheimer’s Association Online Tools
- Call the 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900
- Visit the Community Resource Finder (choose Alzheimer's Association Programs and Events and search under Alzheimer's Support Groups)