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Alzheimer’s Support Groups

When someone you love has dementia, familiar roles shift. Spouses, adult children and friends often become caregivers. The Banner Alzheimer’s and Banner Sun Health teams understand the challenges and opportunities connected to caregiving. We offer support groups that focus on the unique aspects of caring for people with Alzheimer’s/dementia. During our support groups, caregivers share their ideas and learn from each other. Explore our many support group options and find one (or more) that’s right for you.

 

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group

When:

Second and fourth Monday of each month, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Where:

Banner Sun Health Research Institute, 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, Building B, Morin Auditorium

Description: 

Join caregivers – spouses, adult children, other family and friends – to share ideas, challenges, joys and discuss all aspects of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s/dementia. Discussions are initiated by caregivers, who bring concerns and ideas to share.

Learn more:

(623) 832-6500, email or check out our calendar – No registration required

 

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Support Group

When:

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute – Second Tuesday of each month, 12:30-2 p.m.
Banner Sun Health Research Institute – Fourth Tuesday of the month, 12:30-2 p.m.

Where:

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute – 901 E. Willetta St., Phoenix, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Banner Sun Health Research Institute – 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, Buiding C, Conference Room

Description: 

A Banner Alzheimer’s team member leads this support group during which caregivers discuss strategies to help loved ones living with FTD. People with FTD can exhibit challenging behaviors that make them a “poor fit” for programs designed for people with Alzheimer’s/dementia. Additionally, people with FTD may not benefit from Alzheimer’s medications. FTD includes diagnoses such as Pick’s disease, ALS with frontotemporal dementia and primary progressive non-fluent aphasia.

Learn more:

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute – (602) 839-6850, email 
Banner Sun Health Research Institute – (623) 832-3248, email 
Or, check out our calendar – No registration required

 

Circle of Friends Support Group East

When:

Third Tuesday of each month, 12:30-2 p.m.

Where:

Mesa Red Mountain Branch Library, 635 N. Power Road, Mesa, Roadrunner Room

Description: 

Join caregivers – spouses, adult children, other family and friends – to share ideas, challenges, joys and discuss all aspects of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s/dementia. Discussions are initiated by caregivers, who bring concerns and ideas to share.

Learn more:

(602) 839-6850, email or check out our calendar – No registration required

 

Adult Children Support Group 

When:

Last Tuesday of each month, 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Where:

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta St., Phoenix, 1st Floor Education Room

Description: 

Adult children encounter distinct issues when caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s/dementia. You’ll discuss shared challenges experienced as a caregiver and search for resolutions with your peers.

Learn more:

(602) 839-6850, email or check out our calendar – No registration required

 

Men Who Care Support Group

When:

First Wednesday of each month, 7:30-9 a.m.

Where:

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, 901 E. Willetta St., Phoenix, 3rd Floor Community Library

Description: 

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute offers a support group for men who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Join us monthly for a cup of coffee and participate in educational and solution-focused discussions geared to male caregivers.

Learn more:

(602) 839-6850, email or check out our calendar – No registration required

 

Lewy Body Disease (LBD) Support Group

When:

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute – First Friday of each month, 12:30-2 p.m.
Banner Sun Health Research Institute – Fourth Tuesday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Where:

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute – 901 E. Willetta St., Phoenix, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Banner Sun Health Research Institute – 10515 W. Santa Fe Drive, Sun City, Buiding C, Conference Room

Description: 

People suffering from Lewy body disease and related conditions with Parkinsonism (Parkinson’s disease) have symptoms and needs that are different from people with Alzheimer’s disease. Join this group to connect with other families on a similar journey. You’ll also learn from professionals who work with people with Lewy body disease.

Learn more:

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute – (602) 839-6850, email 
Banner Sun Health Research Institute – (623) 832-3248, email 
Or, check out our calendar – No registration required