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Support Groups

Join us in a caring and understanding environment where you can ask questions and get straight answers from people who have been there.

A caregiver support group can act as a positive outlet providing caregivers regular time for social interaction outside of the home. The groups offer a safe place where any negative emotions about caregiving can be expressed and validated (like anger, frustration, and grief), helping participants feel they are not alone. 

Caregivers can gather ideas on how others deal with the everyday challenges of caring for a loved one during each of the stages of dementia. You may find that you can help others experiencing where you’ve already been. In addition, many groups provide an educational component with expert advice on caregiving topics.  Remember, laughter, taking care of yourself, and planning for the future are essential to well-being.

Do I Need a Support Group?


  • Do you need caregiving resources?
  • Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed?
  • Are you depressed? Tired? Rundown?
  • Would you like to have additional caregiving coping strategies?
  • Do you want a support system?
  • Have you ever wanted someone to be there for you?
  • Would you like to acquire more education from other caregivers?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we encourage you to attend one of the support groups in your community or online.




How Do I Find the Right One?


  • Consider how often the group meets. Monthly, weekly?
  • What time of day is convenient for you? Daytime or evening?
  • Is the location of the group easily accessible for you?
  • What kind of group is it? Caregivers, individuals with dementia, male-only, etc.?
  • Is the group for support or education, or a combination of both?
  • What is the size of the group?




Finding a Support Group


We are committed to offering local support groups throughout the Wisconsin counties we serve. Additionally, we have online support groups for those outside the area or feel safer participating from home. If you are searching for a local support group, click on the community you are in below. Contact information and schedules for groups will pop up. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us directly at (608) 232-3400 or toll-free (888) 308-6251 for more information or to speak to one of our Dementia Outreach Specialists about additional resources for caregivers in your area.





Our Support Groups:
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Online Support Groups

Men's Caregiver Support Group


A comfortable, safe space for male caregivers of a spouse or partner with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month 1:00 - 2:30 pm Facilitated by Jeff Hamm To participate contact 608-232-3400, ext 112, or email for Zoom link




Adult Child Caregiver Support Group


For those caring for a parent with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. Meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month 6:30 - 8:00 pm Facilitated by Rose Kearney
To participate contact 608-232-3400, ext 115, or email for Zoom link




Lewy Body Caregiver Support Group


For those caring for someone with Lewy Body dementia Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month • 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Facilitated by Janet Wiegel To participate contact 608-697-2838 or email for Zoom link




Dane County Caregiver Support Group


For those caring for someone with dementia in Dane County, WI Currently meeting Virtually Meets weekly on Thursday • 1:00 - 2:30 pm Facilitated by Rose Kearney
To participate contact 608-232-3400, ext 115, or email for Zoom link





In-Person Support Groups

Lodi Caregiver Support Group


For those taking care of a loved one in or around Lodi, WI Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month 1:00 - 2:30 pm Reach Out Lodi: 601 Clark St. Lodi, WI Facilitated by Janet Wiegel 608-697-2838 or email




Prairie du Chien Caregiver Support Group


For those caring for a loved one in or around Prairie du Chien, WI Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month 10:00 am - 11:30 am Hoffman Hall: 1600 S. Wacouta Ave. Prairie du Chien, WI Facilitated by Heather Moore 608-723-4288 or email




Platteville Caregiver Support Group


For those caring for a loved one in or around Platteville, WI Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PEAK Senior Center: 155 W. Lewis St. Platteville, WI Facilitated by Heather Moore 608-723-4288 or email




Portage Caregiver Support Group


For those taking care of a loved one in or around Portage, WI Meets the 1st Monday of every month 1:00 - 2:30 pm Portage Public Library: 253 E. Edgewater St. Portage, WI Facilitated by Janet Wiegel 608-697-2838 or email




Columbus Caregiver Support Group


For those taking care of a loved one in or around Columbus, WI Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month 10:00 - 11:30 am Columbus Senior Center: 125 N. Dickason Blvd. Columbus, WI Facilitated by Janet Wiegel 608-697-2838 or email




Reedsburg Caregiver Support Group


For those taking care of a loved one in or around Reedsburg, WI Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month 12:00 - 1:30 pm Reedsburg Public Library: 370 Vine St., Reedsburg, WI Facilitated by Janet Wiegel 608-697-2838 or email




Spring Green Caregiver Support Group


For those taking care of a loved one in or around Spring Green, WI Meets the 4th Monday of every month 1:00 - 2:30 pm Spring Green Community Center: 230 E. Monroe St. Spring Green, WI Facilitated by Janet Wiegel 608-697-2838 or email