Support and Discussion Groups 2017-11-20T17:15:23+00:00

Support and Discussion Groups

What is a Support & Discussion Group?

A Support & Discussion Group is a gathering of people, usually 3 to 15 people, with common experiences or concerns who provide each other with encouragement, comfort and advice. During this time, you will learn coping techniques for everyday situations, resources to take advantage of and what to expect throughout the progression of the disease.

Support & Discussion Groups are confidential, meaning anything you share within the group is held in confidence and will not be spoken about outside of the group. This confidentiality is broken only in cases of safety concerns where someone describes that they are at risk of harm to themselves or others.

For questions or help finding a group near you, contact Rebecca De Campos, MSW at 858.966.3303 or rdecampos@alzsd.org

Support and Discussion Groups

Alzheimer’s San Diego is dedicated to supporting families and caregivers. For many, one of the the best sources of support is through regular support group meetings. Not only is it an opportunity to understand you are not alone in the daily struggles of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, but you will build relationships and learn from other caregivers who understand what you are going through, develop new coping strategies and find comfort, strength and hope in a compassionate and safe environment.

Groups are free, led by a trained group leaders and located throughout San Diego County.

What can I expect during a Support and Discussion meeting?

A typical group starts with introductions and any updates or announcements. A group may then follow-up with issues from the previous meeting, answer questions, provide educational information or allow an open format for discussion. Everyone interested in sharing or asking questions of the group will be able to do so.

Before joining a group, we highly recommend you call the support and discussion group leader. This gives you an opportunity to confirm the meeting, ask the leader questions, and to be sure the group is right for you.

Early Stage Memory Loss Groups

A typical group starts with introductions and any updates or announcements. A group may then follow-up with issues from the previous meeting, answer questions, provide educational information or allow an open format for discussion. Everyone interested in sharing or asking questions of the group will be able to do so.

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Become a Support & Discussion Group Leader

Interested in becoming a Support & Discussion Group Leader?  Alzheimer’s San Diego provides training, materials and ongoing support for those interested in leading a support & discussion group in their community.  For more information, call Rebecca De Campos, MSW at 858.966.3303

Observation Policy

We do not allow observation at any support and discussion group, as a courtesy to our group participants and in an attempt to provide them with a safe and confidential environment. If you have any questions contact Rebecca De Campos, MSW at 858.966.3303.