Dementia support groups provide emotional support, information, resources and a platform for caregivers to share strategies and lessons learned with other caregivers of persons with dementia. Our Dementia Caregiver Support groups are designed to meet the specific needs of the communities served, including cultural and language issues and time of day the groups are offered.
Find a Dementia Support Group Near You Now
According to many caregivers, building a local support system is a key way to get help. Some caregivers need help when their loved one is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Other caregivers look for help when their loved one is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. It is okay to seek help whenever you need it. A variety of in-person and tele-support groups are available throughout the Northeastern NY region to create opportunities for caregivers, family members and their loved ones with dementia. Browse our list of groups below and join a Dementia Support Group near you!
Other Dementia Caregiver Support Services
In addition to dementia support groups, we offer Memory cafe’s throughout the Northeastern NY region. Memory cafes offer a relaxed gathering place for friends with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and their caregivers. These memory cafes are free and often include light refreshments, creative projects, and other fun activities. View our memory cafe directory here.
Clinton County Support Group
Where: SUNY Plattsburgh #534 Sibley Hall, click here for details.
Sibley Hall, George Angell Drive (Parking Lot #20/21), Plattsburgh NY 12901(Google Map Link)
When: The first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm.
Directions For Parking and Entrance:
- Please use the back parking lot to enter Sibley Hall.
- Turn onto George Angell Drive.
- Take a left into the Parking Lot Labeled #20/21.
- On the right there will be a red emergency pillar- please feel free to park in this area.
- Enter the building through door that is covered by a glass awning with metal columns. (There are also multiple wooden benches at this entrance).
- After you enter the building take your 1st right.
- The Support Group will be in the 1st Room to the right.
Essex County Support Group
Where: Ethan Allen Library / Elderwood at Ticonderoga, click here for details.
1019 Wicker Street, Ticonderoga, NY (Google Map Link)
When: The fourth Wednesday of every month from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Hamilton County Support Group
Where: Lake Pleasant Senior Citizens Center, click here for details.
2881 Route 8, Speculator, NY 12164 (Google Map Link)
When: The second and fourth Monday of each month at 10:00 am.
Warren County Support Group
Where: The Glen at Hiland Meadows, click here for details.
39 Longview Drive, Queensbury NY 12804 (Google Map Link)
When: The second Tuesday of each month at 11:00 am.
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
Combined Support Group/Memory Café
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Saint Regis Mohawk Office For Aging, click here for details.
29 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY
March 21, 2019
Topic: Finding Meaningful Activities – This program discusses how to plan activities for a person with dementia. Dementia caregivers will learn about breaking activities down step by step so that the person with dementia can understand them. The approach helps the person with dementia succeed. Examples of activities that the person with dementia may enjoy will be shared.
Washington County Support Group
Franklin County Combined
Support Group and Memory Café
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm