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Get the Emotional Support You Need

Support groups provide a place for friends and family to share valuable information, caregiving tips and concerns throughout the Alzheimer's journey. If you are considering attending a support group, note that schedules and times change occasionally.

Please call our 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900 before attending a group for the first time to verify meeting information, obtain directions or other information about the group.

We have support groups in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.  We also offer special early stage and younger onset support groups and a group that meets by phone (see below).

Special Groups


TELEPHONE Support Group
for Family Caregivers
Sponsored by Holy Cross Hospital Caregiver Resource Center
Every Tuesday 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Please call 301.754.7152 to receive the necessary numbers to participate


EARLY STAGE Support Group
for people with dementia and their care partners
Saint Thomas United Methodist Church
8899 Sudley Road
Manassas, 20110
1st Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Mary Kren  703.361.8841

for Caregivers of Younger Onset Dementia
Pender United Methodist Church
12401 Alder Woods Drive
Fairfax, Virginia
2nd Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
Sarah Harris 703.715.9423
Susan Theon

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The Alzheimer’s Association® message boards and chat rooms provide a virtual online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and care providers. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day.

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