The Alzheimer's Association can help people find a local chapter of the organization, including support groups for patients and caregivers, explains its website. The website has the ALZConnected message boards and chat rooms where people can share their experiences in an online forum, and it hosts a 24-hour helpline .
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America can also help people find support groups and other resources in their area. It operates a helpline staffed by trained social workers that is available Monday through Friday, according to the foundation's website. The trained professionals are familiar with the disease and its effect on families, and they can answer many questions.