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We offer a variety of support groups for all individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease. Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers. Many locations offer specialized groups for children, those with early-onset and early-stage Alzheimer’s, adult caregivers and others with specific needs.

>> Search our Support Group Calendar
>> View the Calendar
>> Find an Early Stage Group
>> Learning Circles

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CHAPTER RESOURCES

>> 800.272.3900 (24/7)
>> Early stage resources
>> Community resources 
NATIONAL RESOURCES
>> If you have Alz
>> Caring for Alz 
>> Research site

 

Calendar Listings

You may now view support group listings within a calendar application called CalendarWiz. The application allows you to see listings in a variety of views, download the event to you own calendar, set reminders, search, and subscribe to the calendar as an RSS feed. Click here to view the calendar or see below for our text listing. You may also view a master calendar which inludes education, support groups, and events here. A basic online tour and search feature tour are available. Please call us at 800.272.3900 with questions or if you need help finding your listing.

  

Link to support group calendar (or click calendar image). Please see the table below for Early Stage Groups.
Link to master calendar (includes support group listings, educational classes, and events).

    Caregiver Stories

David's Caregiver Story on YouTubeDavid Morley and his wife Bonny have been married for 47 years. After Bonny was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2008, David and Bonny found an Early Stage support group where they are able to share stories and learn from each other.

 

    >> Hear David discuss caregiving and support groups
    >> Read Bonny and David's story on our blog.

 

***Our Early Stage Support Group listings are below. Pease see the calendar for all other support group times and listings.

Early Stage Support Groups

Information

These groups are designed for persons with 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 memory loss. Groups led by compassionate, professional facilitators.

If you or a loved one has a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s, please contact Judy Filippoff, MSW, Early Stage Program coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900.

Lafayette  

       

Early Stage Group
Alzheimer’s Association Office

Younger Onset and Early Stage Group
Alzheimer’s Association Office

Monterey  For more information, please call 1.831.647.9890
Mountain View

Memory Enhancement and 
Early Stage Support Group
Alzheimer’s Association Office

Mountain View Younger Onset and Early Stage Group
Alzheimer’s Association Office
Sacramento Early Stage Support Group & Younger-Onset
Concurrent Group for Care Partners
Alzheimer's Association Office
Please call Alexandra Weisgerber at 1.800.272.3900
San Francisco Early Stage Group
Institute on Aging
San Jose Early Stage Group 
Santa Clara Valley  
Medical Center
San Rafael Early Stage Group 
Alzheimer’s Association
Info: 1.415.472.4340
Santa Rosa Early Stage Group
Santa Cruz Early Stage Support Group for both the individual with Early Stage memory loss and their care partner.
For information, please call 1.800.272.3900 or 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

Younger Onset Patient or Caregiver Support Groups

Lafayette and Mountain View Offices

Mountain View

Younger-Onset/ Early Stage Patient Group
Concurrent Group for family members
Alzheimer's Association Office
Please call Judy Filippoff 1.800.272.3900

For Younger Onset Family/Caregivers, Any Stage (For Family Members/Caregivers of those with Alzheimer's Diagnosed UNDER the age of 65)
4th Wed. of the month, 5 - 6:30 PM
Alzheimer's Association
1060 La Avenida Mountain View, CA
Info: Ericka Smith 1.800.272.3900

Lafayette

Younger-Onset/ Early Stage Patient Group
Concurrent Group for family members
Alzheimer's Association Office
Please call Judy Filippoff 1.800.272.3900

Berkeley Younger-Onset Family/Caregivers, Any Stage
3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 pm.
800 Hearst Avenue
Ericka Smith 1.650.962.8111

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, contact Craig A. Wingate (cwingate@alz.org).



 

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