Online Support Groups
Support Groups can provide many benefits to family caregivers. They provide opportunities to share disease and resource information, feelings, and coping strategies. Online Support can be especially helpful when personal interaction is limited. If you think you might benefit from an online Support Group, try one of the vetted resources below.
AARP Online Community Discussion Group – AARP discussion group focused on family caregiving.
AlzConnected: Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, this online support group for people with Alzheimer’ disease or other dementia and their caregivers, family members, friends, and individuals who have lost a loved one to a dementia disorder.
Alzheimer’s Foundation Telephone Support Groups. The Alzheimer’s Foundation offers four different support groups: two general caregiver support groups two evenings a week along with a group for caregivers with a loved one in a community care setting and another focused on conflict resolution and stress related to Covid-19 and caregiving.
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) – CAN offers an online forum for family caregivers of loved ones of all ages.
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) – Celebrating 30-plus years, the FCA hosts online support groups for caregivers of adults as well as specialized groups for LGBT caregivers and for caregivers of California residents.
GriefNet – GriefNet is an online community offering multiple support groups focused on grief and loss. The site is monitored by volunteers and supervised by a clinical psychologist. Make sure that you read, understand, and agree with the “Group Guidelines” (first item under Resources) before joining any of the groups.