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Support Groups

We’re still here for you! Our team is working remotely during this time of Covid-19 to offer education, consultation and support. So don’t hesitate to contact us by phone at 919-660-7510 or via email.

All of our support groups are meeting using Zoom, where participants can connect by video or telephone on a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or PC. We will email support group participants with details about meetings, including directions for using Zoom and increased frequency of monthly meetings. If you have not previously participated in a support group, but are interested in joining now, please contact the appropriate staff member listed below.

Duke Dementia Evening Caregiver Support Group
2020 Dates: Every other Thursday at 6:30 p.m.: August 20, September 3, & September 17
Location: Via Zoom
Contact: Natalie Leary, MSW, LCSW, at 919-660-7542 or natalie.leary@duke.edu

Daughters Concerned for Aging Relatives Support Group
2020 Dates: Every other Wednesday at noon: August 26, September 9, & September 23
Location: Via Zoom
Contact: Bobbi Matchar, MSW, MHA at 919-660-7509 or bobbi.matchar@duke.edu

Duke Dementia Morning Support Group (Grey Stone Group)
2020 Dates: Every three weeks on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.: August 18, September 8, & September 29
Location: Via Zoom
Contact: Bobbi Matchar, MSW, MHA at 919-660-7509 or bobbi.matchar@duke.edu

Younger-Onset Support Group
Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Duke Neurology, and Duke Dementia Family Support Program.
2020 Dates: Every other Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.: August 18, September 1, & September 15
Location: Via Zoom
Contact: Janeli McNeal, MSW at 919-660-7565 or janeli.mcneal@duke.edu

PLWD Group
2020 Dates: Every three weeks on Monday at 11:00 a.m.:  August 24, September 14 & October 5
Location: Via Zoom
Contact: Natalie Leary, MSW, LCSW, at 919-660-7542 or natalie.leary@duke.edu, Janeli McNeal, MSW at 919-660-7565 or janeli.mcneal@duke.edu

Memory Makers: An Early-Stage Memory Loss Education and Support Group
An eight-week (closed) education and support program for people with early-stage dementia and their care partners. Fall, Spring, and Summer Groups. For more information, contact Bobbi Matchar, MSW at 919-660-7510 or bobbi.matchar@duke.edu.

Caregivers, if you wonder whether a support group is for you OR you think you’re too busy to attend a support group, read Caregivers: 4 Reasons Support Groups Will Be Your Lifeline.

For additional groups in the area, contact the Alzheimer’s AssociationDementia Alliance of North CarolinaThe Association for Frontotemporal DegenerationLewy Body Dementia Association and local Male Caregiver Support Groups.

For information about other support groups throughout North Carolina, please call the Duke Dementia Family Support Program at 919-660-7510; or email DukeFamilySupport@duke.edu.