Where can I find MCI On-line/Zoom support groups for caregivers?

Posted by kellym9sc @kellym9sc, Dec 11, 2022

Hi. Along with my sister, I'm caretaking my mom. She was diagnosed with MCI about four months ago and her memory/ability to think logically seems to be getting worse almost daily.
I would like to find a support group for caregivers of family members with dementia and wonder if anyone on this site knows of such a group. I haven't had luck finding something on line.
Thanks.

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Caregivers: Dementia Support Group.

I know that in NYS, the Alzheimers’ Association has zoom support groups. It was via zoom during COVID..not sure if they meet in person now. They did a few minutes with both caregiver and patient, then broke into separate groups. It was helpful to me, but my husband was so bothered by what he saw as his future, we discontinued it. You might try your state/local Alzheimers’ organization. If there is not already a group, perhaps they would be open to starting one. Goodness knows, there is so much need! Best wishes!

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The Mayo Clinic has a program called HABIT. it may be more than you wanted and is available only a couple times a year and 10 days long. I have felt your frustration, and found value in the Mayo MCI Support Group. People genuinely share authentic vulnerabilities and receive counsel from folks in similar circumstances.
Randy

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One possibility is to see if your community has a state agency called something like Aging and Long Term Care. They would be very knowledgeable about what local resources are available and probably would know what support groups were available. Also, it's possible that your local hospital would have a resource center that might know. Look for any Alzheimer's Association classes in the community. They might also have some useful information for you.

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Our local Area Agency on Aging provides a zoom support group that is SO helpful! I encourage you to check with your county. Ours has many resources available. Sometimes we learn far more from each other than from the medical specialists.

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@randywhite

The Mayo Clinic has a program called HABIT. it may be more than you wanted and is available only a couple times a year and 10 days long. I have felt your frustration, and found value in the Mayo MCI Support Group. People genuinely share authentic vulnerabilities and receive counsel from folks in similar circumstances.
Randy

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My spouse and I recently went through the HABIT program and it was excellent. However, they told us about a monthly Zoom “alumni” meeting but didn’t provide a login for it, and my email inquiring about it wasn’t answered. Can you point me toward that information? Thanks!

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Mayo clinic has local meetings that are also remotely. They are called "caring for the caregiver" and are held on Thursdays. I noted the following message – – hope this is helpful. Lee

Caring for the Caregiver Support Group invites you to meet each week to get information, ask questions, share your story, or hear from others about how they care for their loved one and themselves.

This group is for caregivers, so we respectfully ask that patients not attend. All caregivers are welcome.

Time: Thursdays 11-12 ET. Use Zoom link below. Registration is not required.

Join the Zoom meeting: https://mchealth.zoom.us/j/93023338808

Passcode: 258413

*This is a confidential meeting. Recording is prohibited.
*Mayo Clinic strongly suggests you do not use your last name in online group.

Contact

For questions contact Eric Preusler, LCSW, preusler.eric@mayo.edu , 904-956-3085

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@lctpdc

Mayo clinic has local meetings that are also remotely. They are called "caring for the caregiver" and are held on Thursdays. I noted the following message – – hope this is helpful. Lee

Caring for the Caregiver Support Group invites you to meet each week to get information, ask questions, share your story, or hear from others about how they care for their loved one and themselves.

This group is for caregivers, so we respectfully ask that patients not attend. All caregivers are welcome.

Time: Thursdays 11-12 ET. Use Zoom link below. Registration is not required.

Join the Zoom meeting: https://mchealth.zoom.us/j/93023338808

Passcode: 258413

*This is a confidential meeting. Recording is prohibited.
*Mayo Clinic strongly suggests you do not use your last name in online group.

Contact

For questions contact Eric Preusler, LCSW, preusler.eric@mayo.edu , 904-956-3085

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*"available" remotely.

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@lctpdc

Mayo clinic has local meetings that are also remotely. They are called "caring for the caregiver" and are held on Thursdays. I noted the following message – – hope this is helpful. Lee

Caring for the Caregiver Support Group invites you to meet each week to get information, ask questions, share your story, or hear from others about how they care for their loved one and themselves.

This group is for caregivers, so we respectfully ask that patients not attend. All caregivers are welcome.

Time: Thursdays 11-12 ET. Use Zoom link below. Registration is not required.

Join the Zoom meeting: https://mchealth.zoom.us/j/93023338808

Passcode: 258413

*This is a confidential meeting. Recording is prohibited.
*Mayo Clinic strongly suggests you do not use your last name in online group.

Contact

For questions contact Eric Preusler, LCSW, preusler.eric@mayo.edu , 904-956-3085

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Thank you! : )

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@suesearing

My spouse and I recently went through the HABIT program and it was excellent. However, they told us about a monthly Zoom “alumni” meeting but didn’t provide a login for it, and my email inquiring about it wasn’t answered. Can you point me toward that information? Thanks!

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Hi Sue, I suggest you send another email to the HABIT program about the alumni meetings at the location you attended HABIT. Let me know if I can help.

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