Alzheimer’s Association offering support groups


While Hoosier businesses continue to open in stages, front line workers in long-term care communities continue to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, and dementia caregivers whose loved ones live in these facilities are still unable to visit them in person.

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter will be offering free virtual support groups for these and all dementia caregivers throughout the month.

Virtual support groups for caregivers with loved ones in long-term care will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday and June 30, while similar support groups for front line heroes caring for people with dementia will be at 5:30 p.m. June 17 and 24.

Virtual support groups for any dementia caregiver also are planned for 1 p.m. Thursday and June 25.

“This is a challenging time for all those who care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and we want them to know they are not alone,” said Stephanie Laskey, program director for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter. “Support groups provide a place for caregivers to exchange information, give advice and share their experiences with those who understand firsthand.”

All of the groups are free and available online or by phone. Registration is required and available at or via the Alzheimer’s Association free 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 110,000 Hoosiers. Another 342,000 Hoosier caregivers provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

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