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I would call the Alzheimer's Association's main number or go on their website. Another good resource is your city's Council on Aging or your state's government website for help.
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Onlychild22, I agree with you. This website was so very helpful for me.

I live in a large metro area and I wasn't able to find any support groups for general age decline support that would relate to my aging parents. I think the reason was that such support groups didn't draw in members, so those groups stopped.

The issue is finding time to attend such meetings. Most caregivers are too tired or unable to find someone to watch their love one.
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I agree with GardenArtist - - - Where are you?

Meanwhile, try your local chapter of United Way; Alzheimer's Organization; Nursing homes, assisted living facilities; hospitals, houses of worship, etc Do a computer search of support groups for dementia and add your zip code to the query.
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I am not a person who posts, but I spend a great deal of time reading here. Therefore, my advice... don't discount the value of online support. I find many of those who do post here (like those above me) seem like seasoned experts and offer really sound information and advice. Other posts I can really relate to or get a good laugh out of. Maybe it's my introverted nature, but just being able to read these posts allows me to feel as if I'm attending a support group every day.
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Clark, no one can tell you which group might be nearest to you as we don't know where you are. You can modify your profile to state your closest city, which is the best way to find a local group.

Check with hospitals as well; they often have support groups, especially the larger hospitals that are also teaching hospitals. Some Senior Centers may be of assistance also.
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Dear cclark,

If your family member is in assisted living or a nursing home, I would check with staff about support groups. Call your local town office and they could direct you to social worker that might be able to help with accessing local resources or possibly through church.
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