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For the most up to date support group listings, use our community resource finder.

>> For Caregivers
>> For Early Stage Alzheimer's
>> Telephone Support Groups
>> For Younger Onset Alzheimer's
>> Learning Circles

Support Groups for Caregivers

Please note that the Support Groups information is updated monthly and is subject to change.  Please call before attending to verify that your group is still meeting at the time, date and location listed.

Please select the area that is closest to you:

Bay Area
Counties serviced in this area include: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County and Solano County

Chico
Counties serviced in this area include: Butte County and Shasta County

Fresno
Counties serviced in this area include: Fresno County and Tulare County

Monterey
Counties serviced in this area include: Monterey County

North Bay
Counties serviced in this area include: Marin County, Napa County and Sonoma County

Northern Nevada Area
Counties serviced in this area include: Carson City, El Dorado County, Douglas County, Humboldt County, Lyon County, Nevada County and Washoe County

Sacramento
Counties serviced in this area include: Amador County, El Dorado County, Placer County, Sacramento County, San Joquin County, Solano County, Stanislaus County and Yolo County

Santa Cruz
Counties serviced in this area include: San Benito County and Santa Cruz County

Early Stage Support Groups

Information

These groups are designed for persons with mild memory loss due to Early Stage Alzheimer’s or related disorder. Separate, concurrent groups for family members are available. Meet others in similar situations and share strategies for living with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder. Groups are led by compassionate, professional facilitators. Prescreening is required prior to enrollment and receiving group meeting details.

For general questions on early stage Alzheimer’s diagnosis, please contact Judy Filippoff, MSW, Director of Early Stage Programs at the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900.
For information on an early stage group near you please call the number below.

Lafayette  

1.925.284.7942

Monterey  1.831.647.9890
Redwood City

1.800.272.3900

San Jose

1.408.372.9900

Sacramento 1.916.930.9080
San Francisco

1.800.272.3900

San Rafael 1.415.472.4340
Santa Rosa

1.707.573.1210

Santa Cruz 1.831.464.9982

Telephone Support Groups

  Dementia Caregiver Group
4th Monday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30p.m.
Facilitator: David Hahklotubbe
To register: Heather Gray, 1.800.272.3900
  Frontal Temporal Dementia Adult Children Group
3rd Wednesday, Early Evening
To register: Jamie C. Fong 1.415.476.8613
  Spanish Speaking Dementia Caregiver Group
3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30p.m.
To register: Alexandra Weisgerber at 1.800.272.3900
 

Early Stage Telephone Support Group
For persons with mild memory loss due to Early Stage Alzheimer's or related disorder.  Prescreening is required.
To register: Judy Filippoff at 1.800.272.3900

Younger Onset Patient or Caregiver Support Groups
(individuals diagnosed under age 65)

Early Stage, Younger Onset Group  with concurrent group for a care partner.

Offered in both San Jose and Lafayette Offices
Alzheimer's Association Office
Please call Judy Filippoff 1.800.272.3900

Younger-Onset Family/Caregivers, Any Stage Lafayette Alzheimer's Association Office
3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 pm.
Call 1.800.272.3900

Learning Circles

 

The Alzheimer’s Association offers Learning Circles, a program designed to help caregivers seeking additional support and knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease. Learning Circles meet monthly and are facilitated by Community Ambassadors who are trained leaders with experience providing care for someone with dementia.

Learning Circles cover a variety of topics, including: managing difficult behaviors, legal and financial issues, medication management and caregiver self-care. In addition, Learning Circles are designed to help the attendees develop and learn effective caregiving techniques that are specific to their culture and community. Currently we offer a Chinese Learning Circle.

Please visit our calendar to see when the next Learning Circles are scheduled. For more information about Learning Circles, or to become an Alzheimer’s Association Community Ambassador, call 1.800.272.3900.

 


 

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