Fact Sheet

Caregiver & Alzheimer's Support Groups

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

In most cases, the primary caregiver of someone with Alzheimer's disease will be a loved one, a spouse, adult child, or close companion. View our comprehensive list of Alzheimer's disease support groups so you can get the support you need.

Alzheimer's Association

Caregiver section on website includes a 24-hour, toll-free helpline, links to local chapters, and community resources including support groups.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)

Offers a nationwide hotline, support groups, conferences, and other hands-on services. Refers people to appropriate community medical and/or support services.

Children of Aging Parents (CAPS)

Provides resources, support services, and support-group information to caregivers of older people.

Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)

CANE is a database of elder abuse materials and resources operated by the National Center on Elder Abuse. CANE staff conduct customized information searches and provide resources and referrals to elder abuse support groups.

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

Offers online caregiver support groups for families, partners, and other caregivers of adults with Alzheimer's.

National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)

Provides advocacy, support, and information for family members who care for chronically ill, older, or disabled relatives.

Pro Health

Offers search capability for finding support groups for caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease.

U.S. Administration on Aging

Offers links to off-site resources to connect older persons, caregivers, and professionals to important federal, national, and local programs.

Well Spouse Association

Offers support to the wives, husbands, and partners of chronically ill or disabled people. Has lists of support groups nationwide and sponsors recreational respite

The information provided is a public service of the BrightFocus Foundation and is not intended to constitute medical advice. It should not in any way substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Please consult your physician for personalized medical advice; all medications and supplements should only be taken under medical supervision. BrightFocus Foundation does not endorse any medical product or therapy.