Support Groups

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance is deeply concerned with providing support to those who are caring for persons with dementia. Our mission is to help caregivers take care of themselves as well as provide a quality life for the person with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Join us in a caring and understanding environment where you can ask questions and get straight answers from people who have been there. Learn creative and caring problem-solving techniques, get informed about helpful resources, and hear about advances in research and advocacy. Discover you are not alone in the way you feel! You may find that you can help others who are experiencing where you’ve already been. Remember, laughter, taking care of yourself, and planning for the future are essential to well-being.

Click below for a legal-sized printable version of our support group listing (updated July 2019). If you would prefer to have us mail you a copy, please call us at 608-232-3400.

Support groups to help you give care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Support Group Listings [By County]

Dementia-Specific Caregiver Support Groups

Columbia County
Columbus*
2nd Thursday
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Columbus Community Hospital
Diamond Room, 1515 Park Ave.

Janet Wiegel, ADAW
608-742-9055/888-308-6251

Dane County
Fitchburg*
2nd Thursday
10:00-11:30 am
Fitchburg Senior Center
5510 E. Lacy Rd.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance
608-232-3400

Madison-West [Adult Children]*
1st Wednesday
6:00-7:30 pm
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance
3330 University Ave., Suite 300
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance
608-232-3400

Madison-West*
1st Thursday
10:00-11:30 am
Covenant Presbyterian Church
326 S. Segoe Rd.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance
608-232-3400

Madison-West [Men’s Group]*
2nd Thursday
9:15-11:00 am
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance
3330 University Ave., Suite 300
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance
608-232-3400

Madison-West [Young Onset]*
2nd Saturday
10:00 am-Noon
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance
3330 University Ave., Suite 300
Focus: Caring for a person under 65 with dementia
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance
608-232-3400

Sun Prairie*
3rd Tuesday
6:30-8:00 pm
Colonial Club
301 Blankenheim Ln.
Call regarding respite options
Melody Riedel
608-837-4611

Waunakee*
3rd Wednesday
3:30-5:00 pm
Waunakee Senior Center
333 S. Madison St.
Cindy Mosiman
608-849-8385

Grant County
Platteville*
3rd Wednesday
1:00-2:30 pm
Park Place Community Room
1075 N. Elm St.
Call regarding respite options
Heather Moore, ADAW
608-723-4288/888-308-6251
Sauk County
Reedsburg*
3rd Wednesday
Noon-1:30 pm
Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center
2350 N. Dewey Ave.
Bag lunch optional
Janet Wiegel, ADAW
608-742-9055/888-308-6251

Sauk City*
4th Tuesday
3:00-4:30 pm
Maplewood of Sauk Prairie
245 Sycamore St.
Call regarding respite options
Theresa Grimes
608-643-3383

Spring Green*
4th Monday
1:00-2:30 pm
Spring Green Public Library
230 E. Monroe St., Spring Green
Janet Wiegel, ADAW
608-742-9055/888-308-6251

General Caregiver Support Groups

Adams County
Adams*
1st Thursday
1:00-2:30 pm
Adams Community Center
569 N. Cedar St.
Nancy Thacker, ADAW
608-516-6248/888-308-6251
Columbia County
Portage*
1st Monday
1:00-2:30 pm
Portage Public Library
Bidwell Room
253 W. Edgewater St.
Janet Wiegel, ADAW
608-742-9055/888-308-6251
Crawford County
Prairie du Chien*
4th Tuesday
10:00-11:30 am
Hoffman Hall
1600 S. Wacouta Ave.
Heather Moore, ADAW
608-723-4288/888-308-6251
Dane County
DeForest*
3rd Thursday
3:00-4:00 pm
DeForest Senior Center
505 N. Main St.
Natalie Raemisch or
Roxane Carley
608-846-9469

Madison*
1st Thursday
10:00-11:30 am
Goodman Community Center
Room Bolz B
149 Waubesa St, Ironworks Building
Noreen Kralapp, ADAW
608-232-3400/888-308-6251
Gayle Laszewski
608-204-8032

Verona
3rd Tuesday
10:30-11:45 am
Verona Senior Center
108 Paoli St.
Becky Losby
608-845-7471

Grant County
Fennimore
2nd Wednesday
1:00-2:30 pm
Memorial Building – Council Chambers
860 Lincoln Ave.
Ruth Rotramel
608-723-6113
Green County
Monroe
2nd Thursday
6:00-7:30 pm
Monroe Public Library
925 16th Ave.
1st Floor Conference Room
Aging & Disability Resource Center
608-328-9499

Monroe
4th Thursday
10:30 am-Noon
Monroe Human Services Building
Multi-Purpose Room One (LL)
N3152 State Road 81
Aging & Disability Resource Center
608-328-9499

Green Lake County
Berlin*
3rd Thursday
1:00-2:30 pm
Grace English Lutheran Church
384 Oak St.
Call regarding respite options
Kristine Biesenthal, ADAW
920-294-4100/888-308-6251
Iowa County
Dodgeville
3rd Tuesday
10:30 am-Noon
Health & Human Services Center
303 W. Chapel St.
Aging & Disability Resource Center
608-930-9835
Juneau County
Mauston*
1st Tuesday
1:00-2:30 pm
Beyond the Daily Grind Cafe
241 E. State St.
Nancy Thacker, ADAW
608-516-6248/888-308-6251
Lafayette County
Darlington
4th Tuesday
10:00-11:30 am
Johnson Library Community Room
131 E. Catherine St.
Aging & Disability Resource Center
608-776-4960
Marquette County
Montello
3rd Wednesday
Noon-2:00 pm
St. John’s Catholic Church
277 E. Montello St.
Lunch provided
Alex Truell
608-297-3102
Richland County
Richland Center*
4th Thursday
1:00-2:30 pm
Richland Center Community Center
1050 N. Orange St.
Call regarding respite options
Becky DeBuhr, ADAW
608-732-3131/888-308-6251
Richland County
Beloit
2nd & 4th Tuesday
1:00-2:30 pm
Sun Valley Presbyterian Church
1650 Sun Valley Dr.
Call regarding respite options
Cori Marsh
608-741-3615
Julie Seeman
608-758-8455

Beloit*
1st Wednesday
9:30-11:00 am
Beloit Historical Society
845 Hackett St.
Call regarding respite options
Teena Monk-Gerber, ADAW
608-313-333/888-308-6251

Janesville
1st Tuesday
6:00-7:15 pm
Council on Aging Meeting Room
3328 Hwy 51 North
Cori Marsh
608-741-3615

Janesville
2nd Thursday
6:00-7:00 pm
Oak Park Place
700 Myrtle Way
Mandy Kluge
608-530-5700

Sauk County
Sauk City*
3rd Tuesday
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Sauk Prairie Community Center
720 Monroe St.
Light Dinner Provided
Marina Wittmann
608-355-3289

Other Disease-Specific Caregiver Support Groups

Columbia County
Portage [Parkinson’s]
3rd Thursday
2:00-4:00 pm
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Hwy 33 E
Elayne Hanson
608-742-2410
Dane County
Madison [Frontotemporal Dementia – FTD]
3rd Friday
VA Hospital, Madison
For Veteran caring for spouse or a Veteran caregiver/spouse for a Vet w/ FTD
Margaret Flood
888-478-8321 x 11485

Madison [Stroke Support]
1st Wednesday
6:00-8:00 pm
Meriter Hospital
202 S Park St.
Meets Sept. through May
Stroke Support Hotline
608-417-6487 [Staff]

Verona [Parkinson’s]
3rd Friday
10:15-11:00 am
Verona Senior Center
108 Paoli St.
Becky Losby
608-845-7471

Sauk County
Baraboo [Parkinson’s] 3rd Monday
2:00-4:00 pm
First Congregational Church
131 6th Ave.
Sylvia Kriegel
608-356-7096

*Sponsored or co-sponsored by Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Please call to confirm dates and times.

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