Support Groups for Family and Friends – Young Onset Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can leave those with the disease and their care partners feeling isolated. You are not alone. There are other people to share the journey with you!

Support groups offer the opportunity to meet, interact with and learn from others who are living with dementia. It’s a safe environment where you can share, laugh, and help each other through mutual understanding.

We welcome everyone to this inclusive environment for people of different ethnicities, cultures or persons who identify as part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. 

Virtual Support Group for Care Partners of Persons with Young Onset Dementia

When symptoms of dementia start before the age of 65, we use the term young onset dementia.

Families impacted by younger onset dementia often face special and unique challenges related to changes associated with the disease, employment, raising children, money matters and future plans. Care partners are experiencing changes in the relationship, an increase in responsibilities related to the family and the challenge of providing care while continuing to be employed.

To assist care partners and friends of people with younger onset dementia, the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba is offering a virtual support group. Group members must be caring for someone who received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia prior to the age of 65.

There are two monthly support groups for Care Partners of People with Young Onset Dementia:

  • The first Monday of the month from 7 – 8:30 pm
  • The third Monday of the month from 7 – 8:30 pm


For more information or to register for a Support Group for Care Partners of Persons with Young Onset Dementia, please contact the Alzheimer Society at 204-943-6622, or via emailing confirming your full name and the date/time of the group you are registering for.