The Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter has announced free online support groups in the coming weeks to help offer caregivers and those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia social interaction, educational information and support as the world addresses the COVID-19 outbreak.
“It often takes a village to care for someone with Alzheimer's,” said Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter Vice President of Program Services Melanie Baird. “It’s important for all those impacted by dementia to know they are not alone – especially as social distancing may make us feel even more isolated. The Alzheimer’s Association remains committed to doing our part to provide much-needed access to education, support networks, safety services, care consultation services, social engagement programs and much more.”
The below Dial-in Support Groups are open to anyone in the state of Michigan.
Wednesday, March 18
Wednesday, March 25
Wednesday, April 15
Wednesday, April 22
The dial-in number for the meetings is 312-757-3121, and the access code is 294-847-693.
Support groups are facilitated by individuals who have received training from the Alzheimer's Association. Information is provided as a resource but is not intended as an endorsement of any one product or provider.
As always, the Alzheimer’s Association is available to individuals 24/7 for around-the-clock care and support at 800.272.3900 or alz.org.
More information on the status of Michigan-based Alzheimer’s Association meetings, events and activities can be found at alz.org/gmc.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org.