Resources and Support Groups

Do you want to learn more about mild cognitive impairment (MCI), dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease? Explore the links below for additional resources and support groups.

If you are a care partner looking for more specific information, please visit Care Partner Support.

Alzheimer’s Resources

Founded in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association is a leading voluntary health organization providing comprehensive care, support, and research.

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with dementia, caregivers, families and the public.

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is an advocacy organization fighting for all communities impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. UsAgainstAlzheimer’s envisions a world where everyone has access to prevention, early detection and treatment. The work centers around the policy changes needed to make this a reality.

Founded by a family caregiver, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) provides support, services, and education to families affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias nationwide. Learn about care partner support, caregiving resources, memory screenings, and more.

AFA’s National Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-8484) is open seven days a week and staffed entirely by licensed social workers specifically trained in dementia care.

Founded by Maria Shriver, this organization focuses exclusively on women and Alzheimer’s. The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement funds women-based Alzheimer’s research, supports those impacted by the disease, and educates people about brain health.

Founded in 1973, BrightFocus Foundation funds scientific research worldwide to help defeat Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma and provides expert information on these diseases.

Care Partner Resources

As a care partner, finding comfort and encouragement is crucial. It's important to build a support network early on and connect with others who understand the realities and challenges of being a care partner.

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) provides information on long-term care, planning, and ways to become a more effective care partner.

The NIA's Alzheimer's and related Dementias Education and Referral Center (800-438-4380) offers information and publications for families and care partners on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, including information on caregiving, clinical trials, and research.

Run by volunteers, this Facebook page is dedicated to supporting all Alzheimer’s care partners. It provides a space for care partners to share their stories and to connect with one another in an online community.

Memory People was created in 2010 by someone who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. This Facebook group provides support and information for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, their care partners, advocates, professionals, and others.

Molly’s Movement was founded to educate the world about dementia and the impact it has on care partners. It aims to spread awareness through videos, a Facebook support group, and government funding to help find a cure for dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Hilarity For Charity is a national non-profit organization that cares for families affected by Alzheimer's disease. HFC’s goal is to transform the caregiving experience for young people and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, increasing their well-being and helping them thrive through in-home respite care grants and a range of support programs, including free online support groups.

Latino Alzheimer’s And Memory Disorders Alliance (L.A.M.D.A) is a non-profit organization founded in Chicago to help educate, engage, and empower Latino care partners.  

Genentech makes no representation as to the quality of support provided by individuals or entities included on these third-party websites and does not recommend or endorse any of them. The organizations and groups listed here and on such websites may not be the only ones available. Please make decisions about your care team carefully and based on your individual needs and situation.