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Alzheimer's Care: It's Time for a Skilled Nursing Home

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ChgoMom said...
I will be placing my 75 year old mother in a skilled nursing home on Friday. I am very anxious and emotional. At work today I completely broke down in front of my boss. Everyone says it is the best thing for mom but they haven't had to go through what I have gone through. I am so exhausted from everything I have to do concerning mom. I am 36 but feel like I am 30 ... more
from the Severe Stage Support Group
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Shell51 OH/IA said...
I am so sorry you have to go through this. Your to young to have to deal with this. Your 30's should be the best time ... more
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Mom's Sweetie said...
I felt and still do feel many of the same things you described. But I want to let you know that using good competent nu... more
Caring.com User - TanyaK
TanyaK said...
It is the hardest thing that you are facing. I am 45yrs taking sole care of my 83yr old Mom.(yep, I feel MUCH older also... more

Caring for a Parent: It's Like We're Strangers

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cascada said...
I feel very sad because, sometimes, I just don't know how to communicate with my mother. Sometimes, it's like we are two strangers. I miss my mom very much!
from the Mild Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - BJGARRY
BJGARRY said...
Ahh...I'm sorry, cascada, that you're feeling such sadness and miss your mom even when she's here with you still. I can relate. Now that my mom is gone, I miss her but not who she became with Alzheimer's. Hugs, BJ
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wantherback said...
Cascada: Your mom is still with you. Don't feel bad, after a while you will communicate in different ways. Been there... more
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annonymous caregiver said...
cascada, can you communicate through old photo albums about the past? Old songs of her era ? Your mom is so fortunate you are still in her life. Be good to yourself. Okay? My dad is not there yet. I pray for peace. Take care.

Caring for a Spouse: In-Home Care or Assisted Living?

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B P said...
Wife has AD, her Dr. says start having someone come in and help. My children say move to an assisted living facility. We want to stay where we are until we feel we need help. I'm 79 and in good health. My wife is 77 and has had AD for 7 years and is in mid stage. Everyone wants to help by making us do something we don't want to do.
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - doug146
doug146 said...
Stand up to them and do what you want to do, don't let them push you into something you don't want. I too care for DW st... more
Caring.com User - staryskies
staryskies said...
hello BP. i feel the same way as doug146. i take care of my mom 24/7. for about 7 years now. i will keepher here in her ... more
Caring.com User - LaurSavvy
LaurSavvy said...
Me too, but I care for MIL (mother in law) diagnosed 6 years ago. I am 24/7 and my husband helps when he is home. It is tough sometimes but we know we are doing the right thing for us. Laura

Respite Care: We All Need a Break from Caregiving

Caring.com User - Coping in Canada
Coping in Canada said...
I am very excited today. Got the news that mom can have a week of respite care early February and now my sister's friend who winters in Manzanillo, Mexico offered to let me stay with her and she will show me around. There is even a pool!
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - gilwayw
gilwayw said...
Hi, Corry (or should I say "International Traveler)? Your destination sounds heavenly, girlfriend! I just bet you'll b... more
Caring.com User - Piver
Piver said...
Corry, what exciting news! Our family spent 4 months in Mexico years ago & I loved it. Take your new laptop with you & let us share with you.
Caring.com User - Tizzy
Tizzy said...
Warm weather in February and a swim in a pool? Oh Corry! Sounds too good to be true! How wonderful for you! You sure need this bit of respite. I'm so happy for you! Tizzy

Being a Caregiver: Olympics are Over, but Caregiving Olympians Continue On

Caring.com User - ARH
ARH said...
HI All,olympic is over but we the carer olympian is going on with our endurances and challenges that is incomparable but with love and support from OWA's we continue to smile between anger sadness, frustration and I dont know what to do situation.Will any of us win in the end?We have done everything and now we pray and hope
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - Becca13
Becca13 said...
Amen ARH!! ♥♥
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floy said...
Well, I guess we can't win over this disease, but you are a champion, ARH...a first class gold medal winning loving husband!
Caring.com User - Piver
Piver said...
Yes, ARH, we will all be winners if we continue to love one another as we would like to be loved.

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