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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


Watching for the Welcome

10 March 2020

Over the years, our Without Warning support group has wrestled with what it means to be welcoming. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say, we have wrestled with what it means to be unwelcoming. At their best, support groups are a space for people to feel connection and comfort around others who totally understand. That feeling, however, might not always happen naturally or there might be times when the welcoming spirit hits a bump.

Resources for Your Support Group

Developed by the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center

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