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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

Social Circles

Developing a Community of Support One Dementia Friend at a Time

19 May 2021

“I wish we were living with cancer instead of Alzheimer’s.”

As a social worker and support group leader, I’ve heard that said many times before and it used to take me by surprise. The first time I heard it said was from a woman who had Alzheimer’s. She shared her thought in our monthly support group for people living with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease and there were many nods of agreement around our circle.

Resources for Your Support Group

Developed by the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center

It’s comfortable to me, like, you’re not alone.