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Get the Emotional Support You Need

Whenever facing difficult times, having a good support network you can turn to for advice and encouragement may help you feel socially connected and give you a sense of belonging and purpose.

Connecting with others like you may help put your own experiences living with the disease in perspective, and provide you with the support and encouragement necessary to move beyond a diagnosis.

To keep our critical, statewide network of 200+ caregiver and early-stage support groups functioning while social distancing, we have provided each Alzheimer’s Association support group facilitator with a unique, confidential conference call line specifically assigned to their group.

To find a new support group to join, please call our 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

Or join our online support community, AlzConnected®.

Here are some testimonials from people who have attended our support groups.
 
  • "I found out I'm not alone in this journey, there are others walking beside me, struggling with me. Before attending a support group, I felt I was very much alone."
  • "You can say things in the group you couldn't say to people who are not or have not walked this journey and they will understand and relate."
  • "You will hear great ideas on different things to try when confronted with a difficult situation or behavior."
  • "You will learn from others many community resources that can help you."
Alzheimer's Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter affiliated support groups are for family members, caregivers, and others interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease. Meetings are open to everyone and free of charge. Support group facilitators have received training as required by Chapter and National Alzheimer’s Association standards.

To find a support group, call our 24-hour Helpline1.800.272.3900.
 

If You Have Alzheimer's disease

The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter has a number of support groups designed to meet the needs of people living with Alzheimer's disease. If you have Alzheimer's disease and would like to learn more about what support groups are available for you please call 800.272.3900.


 

Connect with Others Online

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.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association Online Community.
 

Find a Support Group Near You

Alzheimer's Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter affiliated support groups are for family members, caregivers, and others interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease. Meetings are open to everyone and free of charge. Support group facilitators have received training as required by Chapter and National Alzheimer’s Association standards.

Please be sure to call 800.272.3900 to RSVP if this will be your first time attending.