Family members who are caring for their loved ones with Dementia or
Alzheimer’s disease have a local resource in Champaign County.
When & Where
An Alzheimer’s support group specifically dedicated to caregivers occurs the second
Tuesday of every month at the Mercy McAuley Center, 906 Scioto St., Urbana. The
group meets from 4-5:30 p.m. each time. The next session is on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Rebecca Hall, Director of Care and Support for the Alzheimer’s Association, said, the
support groups are a safe and confidential way for caregivers to share their thoughts
and to get help. “Our caregiver support groups are meetings where loved ones of
individuals with Dementia can go to get emotional support, suggestions, and ideas from
others who are walking a similar path. At the Alzheimer’s Association, we want
caregivers to know they don’t have to face this disease alone.” The McAuley Center
also provides respite care for those families needing that service.
We’re here to help
The Alzheimer’s Association is the premier organization and advocate for families
dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. The organization’s 24/7 helpline- which is 800.272.
3900 – connects individuals to a live person.
One part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to provide care and support to all
affected. The organization does that through support groups, education programs,
referrals to community organizations, help with enrollment in clinical trials and
information that can help people better understand the stages of the disease.
The Association also has social workers who can provide individualized education and
planning, and an online community resource finder that can help people identify housing options, medical services or community services. For more information, go to