Dementia & Alzheimer Support Groups

1. Alzheimer’s Association Local Support Groups

Through its local support groups, the Alzheimer’s Association offers a place to exchange information, talk through challenges and learn about resources in your community. Enter your zip code or search by state to find an Alzheimer’s Association support group near you.

2. Eldercare Locator

Available through the U.S. Administration on Aging, the Eldercare Locator connects caregivers with local community resources, support groups and other services, such as counseling and training, to assist those who care for senior loved ones.

3. Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

The FCA sponsors an unmoderated Caregiver Online Group where caregivers, families and partners can safely discuss their challenges, concerns and rewards of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

4. Memory People

A closed group, meaning only members have access, Memory People supports people interested in information about Alzheimer’s. The group’s goal is to provide comfort and a means for sharing experiences. Sign up on Facebook for access to posts or to post your own questions or comments as a caregiver.

5. Veteran’s Administration Caregiver Support

Family members caring for a veteran can call the VA Caregiver Support Line if they need someone to talk to or information about local support services for caregivers of veterans. The VA also facilitates Caregiver Connections, an online forum for connecting with other caregivers and sharing stories.