How to Find Alzheimer’s Support Groups

Many people tell us they do not know anyone else who is having memory problems. We heard this so often that the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) founded an “Early Memory Loss Group” in 1991. This program continues today. It is now co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter.

Visit the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, website

Early Memory Loss Group Program

This eight-week class is designed for people who are dealing with memory impairment. Couples are invited to participate when one member of the couple has been diagnosed with mild memory difficulty. For couples, the class is divided. This means the individuals experiencing memory difficulty meet in one group, and their spouses meet in a different group. For single individuals experiencing early memory loss, we invited them to participate in this group series as well. Single individuals may come alone, with a friend, or with family. Participation in this class may require an interview with one of the group leaders prior to registration.

This class meets for 1 ½ hours each week, for eight weeks.

Topics include: common changes in people faced with memory problems, role changes, memory aides, planning for the future and stress reduction.

For further information on this group which is held in the fall and winter/spring of each year call 404-728-6273 or email

Monthly Alumni Groups

Monthly alumni groups are held for people who have participated in the Early Memory Loss Group Program. Information is provided to participants at the end of the eight-week class.


The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter offers a social club for persons with early memory loss and their spouses or care partner. 

The club meets once a month for lunch at various restaurants in the Atlanta area.  Occasionally other activities or day trips are planned.  Everyone pays for their own meal.  Participants in “Forget Me Nots” can relax during outings because each participant understands the needs involved in caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. They offer each other support, information, and fun. 

Call the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter at 404-728-1181 for further information and to be placed on the mailing list.

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