Support groups are confidential meetings where caregivers can learn more about Alzheimer's disease, share their experiences and connect with others who understand. Our support groups are facilitated by volunteers who are trained by the Alzheimer's Association. The meetings are free and no registration is required.
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Support groups in Monroe County
Support groups in the Finger Lakes
Our professional staff is dedicated to helping you and your family navigate your journey with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. During a care consultation, we can help assess your needs and discuss care planning, home safety and other concerns. To arrange a care consultation, please call us at 800.272.3900.
Everyone needs a break sometimes. Respite care provides you a temporary rest from caregiving, while your loved one with Alzheimer's continues to receive care in a safe environment. Using respite services can support and strengthen your ability to be a caregiver.
The Rochester & Finger Lakes Region Chapter offers families 20 free hours of respite care a year. To learn more about our respite care program, please
Staying socially active and engaged is essential for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Our Chapter offers many opportunities to get out and participate in fun activities in safe and nurturing environments. Click here to learn more.
Learn more about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias through our free Neighbor Next Door Caregiver Education Series. These classes are designed to address topics ranging from understanding the basics of dementia to effective communication to home safety and driving. Click here to learn more.
Our Chapter has many opportunities for individuals who have early-stage dementia to get involved, to learn more about the disease and to help others who have been recently diagnosed.
Early Stage Support Group: Our Early Stage Support Group is an eight-week program that individuals with a diagnosis and a caregiver attend together. Each weekly session covers a new topic such as legal and financial planning, medications and research, tools for maintaining independence and living with the diagnosis. The Early Stage Support Group is offered several times a year. To find out when the next session begins, please call 800.272.3900.
Supportive activities: Staying active and making connections with others who are living with Alzheimer's can be valuable for families. Click here to learn about the different opportunities our chapter offers.
Early Stage Conference: This annual conference is created by individuals with dementia and caregivers. The day-long event will help make sense of day-to-day life with the diagnosis. Participants will share ways to find joy and maintain a meaningful life. The Early Stage Conference, held each September, is free to individuals with dementia. Click here to learn more.
Early Stage Advisory Council: This group of individuals with dementia works with our Chapter staff to develop programs and services for people living with the diagnosis. They come from a variety of backgrounds and communities in our nine-county region, and they serve a one-year term. Click here to read about our 2014 Early Stage Advisory Council.