Support Groups

Support for patients and caregivers is here.

Local Support Group hosted by the Alzheimer's Association and the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center

In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, we offer support groups for individuals recently diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or early stage Alzheimer’s disease and their loved ones.

The support group offers a comforting environment for people with new onset or early symptoms of memory loss to talk with other adults who understand their experience.

How does it work?

While individuals with memory loss are participating in one group, their loved ones (such as spouses, partners, and adult children) attend a second group held at the exact same time. This group not only provides helpful resources, but it also provides the opportunity to connect with family members who appreciate the experience of having a recently diagnosed loved one.

When and where are the meetings?

These support groups meet monthly in the early evening at the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center. The group is currently meeting virtually via Zoom due to COVID-19 safety measures.

How do I sign up?

To learn more or reserve your spot for an upcoming meeting, please call Sydney Wilhiote at (615) 875-9601 or email

What if I live outside Nashville?

To see a listing of all Alzheimer's Association support groups in the area, please click here.

Meet the Facilitator


Marissa Gogniat, PhD   



Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1207 17th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212


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