Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Foundation of America

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Groups

Connecting with others is a vital part of the caregiving equation. AFA offers free Alzheimer’s and dementia support groups, facilitated by AFA’s licensed social workers who are all specifically trained in dementia care. These support groups give caregivers and others impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia a place to connect and share with one another.

“The support from people sharing their experiences was priceless. I got so many ideas from them, feedback on what to expect and how to handle situations, and accolades that I am doing my best as a caretaker.”

– an AFA Support Group Member

Current Support Groups:

Support Group for Caregivers of a Loved One in a Care Setting

(via Telephone)


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm (ET)

This group, which is open to family members and caregivers whose loved ones reside in a care setting, will provide opportunities for participants to connect with others in a supportive environment; share thoughts and emotions; and learn about coping strategies and resources. For more information or to start the registration process, please contact Melpo Voulieris at or 866-232-8484.

Weekly Caregiver Support Group

(via Telephone)


7 pm – 8 pm (ET)

This support group is currently full. To join the waitlist, contact AFA’s National Toll-Free Helpline at 866-232-8484 or click on the chat icon in the lower right hand corner of this page to speak with one of our licensed social workers.

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In an effort to better serve the LGBTQ+ community, all Alzheimer’s Foundation of America staff members have completed the SAGECare organizational training. Click here to learn more.  

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