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Caregiver Wellness: Thankful for the Relief and Comfort I Find Here

Caring.com User - bentley1
bentley1 said...
I have been helping my husband who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about 2 years ago also has liver disease for about 4 years. I find the Alzhiemer's to be the hardest to deal with because he changes sometimes minute to minute. Lately I find I'm too impatient with him and then just hate myself later. I'm so thankful for the support of family, friends and neighbours, bu... more
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - Flygirl54
Flygirl54 said...
Hi Bently. yes this site is wonderful and so are the people on it. It's the place to go to vent,cry,share,support and le... more
Caring.com User - Wantmymomback
Wantmymomback said...
Hi Bently, I hear you about "guilt"..I deal with it just about everyday..I stay at my sister's the majority of the time ... more
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Jlance said...
Bently I feel the same been caring for mom for 2 years and at times it drives me crazy. You need to look in to getting a... more

Alzheimer's Symptoms: He's Spiraling Downward and May Need 24/7 Care

Caring.com User - Magkunne
Magkunne said...
Thank you so much for this web page. I am 24/7 for my father inlaw and unfortunately dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia and Sundowner's. He lives with my husband (only child) and I. I always come to this platform for advice and to be able to vent. I have a wonderful support team around us. Which I found here. I love you all so much and to all the care give... more
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - Gatfly
Gatfly said...
Hi Magkunne! You DO have alot on your plate! sounds like some of the other jugglers on this site -I honestly don't know how you do it! Hopefully those who are in the know will come on and give you some good advice . I will offer hugs!
Caring.com User - trez
trez said...
Hugs and prayers to you.
Caring.com User - charlary
charlary said...
Yes you do and I will join gatfly and offer hugs. Good advice is yet to come so keep reading

Caring for a Spouse with Early-Onset Alzheimer's: Any Other Couples Like Us?

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GraceS said...
My name is Grace, have a husband just diagnosed with early onset Alzheimers at 57. I am 54, wondering if there are any other couples out there like us. We have been married 32 years next month.
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - CaPeachGa
CaPeachGa said...
Hi Grace, welcome, yes there are many of us out here all willing to listen, give support, advise and share a smile, and sometimes a tear. This is a great group to be part of, have a cup of coffee, pull up a chair and tell us more about yourself!
Caring.com User - dog tired some days
dog tired some days said...
Grace, my DH is 73 and I am 57, it has been hard, but we hang in there, my DH and I have been married 25 years in Feb. We have you in our prayers
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RobertaD said...
Hi Grace, my name is Roberta and I'm new to the website. First off Congrats on your anniversary. 32 years is a rare th... more

Managing Medications: Does She Mean to Dump Pills in Her Purse?

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An anonymous caregiver said...
I'm looking for input on administering medications. My wife hates taking her meds with a passion. Recently I found that she has been "dumping" pills in a change purse that contains a lot of dirty coins. Her confusion is getting worse as the days go by. Maybe she doesn't mean to do it ?? Irish72
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - staryskies
staryskies said...
i give my mom her pills.i lay them on the kitchen table on a napkin. i tell her to take two at a time and i watch her take them all of them and if he doesnt want to take them i place them in her mouth and give her water to wash them down. stary
Caring.com User - Wantmymomback
Wantmymomback said...
Hi Irish 72, Maybe she doesn't but then again maybe she does especially since she hates taking her meds. Sounds like you... more
Caring.com User - Coping in Canada
Coping in Canada said...
Mom doesn't like taking them either but what I do is say it's doctors orders and then I usually say "would you like a cookie or another snack after you take these?"

Caregiver Wellness: Honor Your Daily Work

Caring.com User - CaPeachGa
CaPeachGa said...
"None of us can do it all. Letting ourselves believe that"“that someone else has it so much more together than we do"“is just a distraction and takes us away from honoring the real work that each of us is doing in our everyday lives, or the real work that we could be doing." Amanda Blake Soule - The Rhythm of Family
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - judithrose
judithrose said...
Those are words to live by, Miss Peach. Thank you.
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Rence said...
thank you capeachga i'll try to remember that rence
Caring.com User - lil sister
lil sister said...
AMEN TO THAT SISTER!!!!!

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