Support Groups

All groups are free, open to the public, and meet in Durham. People interested in the Cary and Ruth Henderson Person with Dementia and Care Partner Support Group should contact Lisa Gwyther before attending their first meeting. Those interested in the Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Education and Support Program should contact Bobbi Matchar for screening information.

Durham Alzheimer’s Evening Family Support Group
2017 Dates: Thursdays at 6:30: Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 30, April 27, May 25, June 29, July 27, Aug. 31, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30 and Dec. 14.
Location: Duke Medical Center Board Room, 1170B Yellow Zone, 1st Floor, Duke Clinic Building (formerly known as Duke Hospital South), Parking Deck 1 on Trent Drive
Contact: Janeli Smith, MSW at 919-660-7510 or yaneli.smith@duke.edu or Cornelia Poer, MSW at poer0006@mc.duke.edu.

Daughters Concerned for Aging Relatives Support Group
2017 Dates: Wednesdays at noon: Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, July 19, Aug. 30, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29 and Dec. 13.
Location: Room 3512 Blue Zone, 3rd Floor, Duke Center for Aging, Duke Clinic Building (formerly known as Duke Hospital South), Parking Deck 1 on Trent Drive
Contact: Bobbi Matchar, MSW at 919-660-7510 or bobbi.matchar@duke.edu.

Cary and Ruth Henderson Person with Dementia and Care Partner Support Group
Sponsored by the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
4th Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. – noon; followed by optional lunch at Durham Restaurant.
Location: Grey Stone Baptist Church, 2601 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC
Contact: Lisa Gwyther, MSW at 919-660-7510 or lisa.gwyther@duke.edu

Memory Makers: An Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Education and Support Group
An eight-week (closed) education and support program for people with early-stage dementia and their care partners. Spring and Fall 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 information about other support groups throughout North Carolina, please call the Duke Family Support Program at 919-660-7510; or email DukeFamilySupport@duke.edu.