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Support Groups

It is not unusual to feel isolated when you are devoting so much of your time to caring for a loved one. One valuable way to overcome these feelings is to talk with others who understand the stresses and challenges you are facing.

Diverse caregivers supporting each other

Johns Hopkins Bayview has partnered with several organizations in the surrounding community, including those that offer counseling and support groups. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Hopkins ElderPlus, with support from the Alzheimer’s Association, offers a group for caregivers who care for individuals diagnosed with dementia and other diseases.  The group meets the second Thursday of each month from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at Hopkins ElderPlus. The group is open to the public. Contact Tiffani Williams (410) 550-8093.

  • Club Memory is a stigma-free social club for people with early-stage Alzheimer's, mild cognitive impairment or other forms of dementia, and their spouses, partners and caregivers. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 2 to 4 pm at Johns Hopkins Bayview.  Contact Andrea Nelson at anelso18@jhmi.edu.

  • NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness.

  • "Inch by Inch" provides free education and support to stroke survivors, and their families and caregivers. The group is held the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the main conference room of the John R. Burton Pavilion on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus. For more information or to register, please call 410-550-7793.