“By engaging caregivers early in the dementia diagnostic process, MemoryCare is able to promote advanced care planning for families, guide and establish safe routines, prolong time at home and ease the stress that Dementia can cause.”

-Dr. Margaret Noel, MemoryCare Medical Director/Founder

Support Groups by County


Caring for People Education and Support (CAPES)
Class topics include dementia, legal issues, coping with stress, self-care, community resources, and making difficult life choices.

Not meeting, at this time. To resume in Spring 2023, timing and location TBD.
Click here for more information. No cost to attend.

MountainCare Caregiver Support Group
 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3:30-5:00.
In person only.  Please confirm attendance in advance.
MountainCare Adult Day Services
68-A Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville
(828) 277-3399 or email connect@mtncare.org

CarePartners – Aphasia
This group is for caregivers and people who have speech and reading problems resulting from a stroke.
1st Monday monthly from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
68 Sweeten Creek Rd.
(828) 684-9619; Edna Tipton

CarePartners Bereavement Support Groups
CarePartners Main Campus
Call for more information: (828) 251-0126

MemoryCaregivers Network Group
Meets Tuesdays via Zoom, 1:00-3:00pm
Contact Mary Donnelly, network@memorycare.org, to sign up.

Dementia Partners AVL

60 Fallen Spruce Drive. (Off New Leicester Highway); meets twice monthly.
For more information, contact Joyce and Vernon Robinson (828-367-7388) or dementiapartners.AVL@gmail.com

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MCI Support Group
Offers a support group specifically for persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Caregivers are welcome to join their loved ones, but these meetings are primarily focused on persons experiencing MCI.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 12am at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, led by Paul Rogers MD
For more information, contact the church at 828-254-3274

Parkinson’s Support Group
Offers a support group for caregivers of people with Parkinson’s disease.
1st Tuesday of every month from September to June except December from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Groce United Methodist Church, 954 Tunnel Rd. Asheville NC 28805

Contact 828-579-7897 or email parkinsonsavl@gmail.com


789 Merrimon Ave.
Asheville, NC 28804
For more information, contact Richard Coble at rcoble@gcpcusa.org

2nd Tuesday monthly
6:30 pm
Aston Park HCC
380 Brevard Rd.
(704) 960-6957
Facilitators: Morgan Morton & Matt Vest
Email for more information:

Black Mountain

Memory Loss Caregivers of East Buncombe
Sponsored by Highland Farms Residents Corp.

2nd Tuesday Monthly from 9:30-11:30 am
Highland Farms Retirement Community
200 Tabernacle Road
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(Brookside Building, J-K Entrance, lower level lounge 3)
Contact Mary Donnelly for more information: 828-230-4143 or maryddsnow@gmail.com 

Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter-
Mountain Area Family Support Group Meeting Schedule

The facilitators are volunteers; please call them only for questions directly related to the support group. Please call the Chapter office, 800-888-6671, or the 24 hour Helpline, 800-272-3900, for information on Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders, resources, educational programs, support group changes, or other questions! NO SOLICITATIONS PLEASE.

For more information about these support groups, click here.

Avery County

3rd Tuesday monthly
1:30 pm
Avery Senior Center
165 Shulz Circle

Catawba County

3rd Tuesday monthly
5:00 pm
The Lutheran Home
1265 21st Street N.E.

3rd Thursday monthly
6:00 pm
Carillon Assisted Living
1088 Radio Station Drive

Haywood County

Macon County

Dementia Caregivers Support Group
1st Thursday monthly
2:00 pm
Crawford Senior Center
108 Wayah St., Franklin NC

Facilitator- Kathy Zoss

Polk County

Foothills Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
Last Wednesday monthly, 3:00-4:30pm
The Meeting Place
75 Carmel Ln

Caregivers are encouraged to bring their loved one with cognitive impairment, respite care provided during the meeting.

Contact Peggy Wyllie at 828-859-6339 to register and for more information

Rutherford County

3rd Tuesday monthly
6:30 pm
The Perry Moore House
264 North Main Street