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Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Groups are free and open to all caregivers & family members of individuals with dementia. To find a support group, call our 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900 or download our Support Group Calendar listed below. All groups listed are affiliated with the Alzheimer's Association and are in compliance with Chapter and National Standards. Support groups are available in English, Vietnamese, Spanish, and Farsi.

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Early Stage Memory Loss Support Groups
The Take Charge Early Memory Loss group is a 4-week supportive/educational group for adults (and their care partners) experiencing early stage symptoms of memory loss due to mild cognitive impairment, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. For more information, please contact Donna Velarde, LCSW at or 949.757.3759.

Click here for more information on Early Stage Services


Connect with others Online
The Alzheimer’s Association ALZConnected message boards and chat rooms provide a safe place to share concerns and get advice. Share stories and information 24 hours a day in our online community.

Click here to connect with others online


Volunteer as a Support Group Facilitator
Become an Alzheimer’s Association trained support group facilitator and provide much needed support for families directly affected by dementia. If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, please contact Larissa Haiker, Support Group Coordinator, at or 949.757.3758.


Student Observation Policy
As a courtesy to our support group participants, we strongly discourage observation by students. To discuss other options, please contact Larissa Haiker, Support Group Coordinator, at or 949.757.3758.


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