Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Alzheimer’s • Lewy Bodies • Parkinson’s • Vascular • Frontal Lobe

Free Dementia Caregiver Support Group Meetings Open to All!

Bring your loved one with dementia and a Mind Matters staff member will watch over them for FREE while you attend the session. Please call Robin Ely, RN, DNP at 860-449-2903, or email her to let us know you will attend so that we can arrange care for your loved one. This is a FREE service for those who attend the session.


The Caregiver Support Group will resume in-person when it is deemed safe to do so. Please check back for more details. Anyone struggling with providing care at this difficult time can call Mind Matters Groton for guidance at 860-449-2903. 



Caregiver Training

Free - Online Training & Education Center

The Alzheimer’s Association “Online Training and Education Center” offers free online courses available 24/7. Some of the classes are available in both English and Spanish.

Classes available at this link >


Other Caregiver Support Groups in SECT

L+ M Hospital / Wave Café
Caregiver Support Group

First Tuesday of the month - Please check for COVID updates
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
365 Montauk Ave, New London, CT
860-442-0711, x2483 or x2078

Academy Point at Mystic
Caregiver Support Group

First Wednesday of the month - Please check for COVID updates
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
20 Academy Lane, Mystic, CT

Caregiver Activities

Community Yoga Class in Groton

Free for Groton/Mystic Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group members. No registration required. Yoga is a great way to help manage the stress and overwhelm that comes with being a caregiver. 

Mondays, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm - Please check for COVID updates
City of Groton Parks & Recreation
295 Meridian St / Groton, CT


Helpful Contacts:

  • Alzheimer's Association 24-Hour Helpline: 800-272-3900

  • CT Department of Social Services, Aging Services (CT Department of Aging; CT Title 19): 866-218-6631

  • CT State Ombudsman Program, Department of Rehabilitation Services: Lindsay Jesshop, Regional Ombudsman 860-823-3366 (Norwich location); Brenda Foreman 860-424-5758 (Hartford location)

Support & Education:


5 Ways to Redirect Someone with Alzheimer’s

7 Tips for Reducing Sundowning


Title 19 Specialist
Michelle Dempsey
12 Roosevelt Ave
Mystic, CT 06355


Cloutier & Cassella, LLC
James McClure, Attorney
29 Elm Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475


Mystic Spine and Sport
Dr. Tyler Page
12 Coogan Blvd / Suite 202
Mystic, CT 06355

If you know of any other helpful resources, please contact Robin.