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Caregiver Support


We understand the daily challenges faced by caregivers, which is why caregiver education and support is a major part of the mission of the Byrd Institute.  We offer the following services to help caregivers as the navigate the Alzheimer's journey with their loved one.



Support groups provide an excellent opportunity to talk to other caregivers in similar situations. Currently our monthly support group meets the first Thursday of every month from 2-4pm on Zoom.

Our caregiver support group is for individuals caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's or other dementias. You do not need to be seeing a provider at the Byrd Institute to attend the support group. 

For more information or to attend, email Eileen Poiley at for the Zoom link. 



We conduct several caregiver workshops every month to provide critical information and practical tips to help caregivers. The workshops are currently being conducted on Zoom.

Click to view the current list of workshops.




The Alzheimer's Caregiver Podcast is an excellent resource to help with the day-to-day challenges and concerns.   Each episode is only approximately 30 minutes and you can listen at your convenience. There are more than 100 episodes to choose from on a variety of topics. Click here to see the list of topics and to listen

Support Group: Frequently Asked Questions

The Caregiver Support Group meets the first Thursday of every month from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The support group is held on Zoom. Email Eileen Poiley for the Zoom link..
Advanced registration is not required, however since the group meets on Zoom, you will need to contact Eileen Poiley for the Zoom link.  You do not need to RSVP each month once you have the Zoom link..
No, the support group is free for all participants.
No, your loved one does not have to be a patient at the Institute to attend our support group.
The caregiver support group is just for the caregivers.  If the person you are caring for lives with you, you may need to go in the other room to join the support group .   

If you need additional information, please email Eileen Poiley at