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A group of people with common experiences and concerns who provide emotional and moral support for one another.

Merriam-Webster, Definition: "Support Group"

The Toolkit Project offers the Dementia Support Group Facilitator information, resources, and the ability to network with each other. Each group facilitator comes with a wide variety of experiences, education, and comfort in running groups. Leading a support group, whether it be a group for people with dementia or a group for caregivers, is both rewarding and challenging. Whether you are new to running a group or have been doing so for many years, we have found that everyone needs support. We hope this website will be a valuable resource for all support group leaders to learn and grow in their practice.

The success of any support group lies with the skills of the group facilitator and the Toolkit Project wants to be a resource and national network for these invaluable people.

  • Introduction to the Toolkit Project

Be Part of The Toolkit Project

Become part of the networking community of current and former Dementia Support Group Facilitators


The Alzheimer's Playbook

24 September 2019

“I wish there was a playbook for Alzheimer’s disease.”

Over the past year, this comment has come up frequently in our Without Warning meetings, by both people with dementia and family members. Knowing what is coming next and having a guide of how to respond, is a common wish for anyone. But, when living with the uncertainty and fluctuation of dementia, this desire for a playbook or roadmap can be even stronger.

Resources for Your Support Group

Developed by the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Well, I just feel comfortable here. I feel like I can say what I need to say or what I wanna say. Everyone will say, “Yeah. Right,” because we’re all sharing the same thing.