Care Partner Support Meetings

Out of concern for our patients and community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is postponing many events until further notice. The center's community outreach pages will be kept up to date as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

Care partner support in Florida

The Alzheimer's and Related Dementia Education Series and Caregiver Support Group meets throughout the year to address such topics as stress, legal issues, medications and holidays.

Each session meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Mayo Clinic's campus at 4500 San Pablo Road in Jacksonville, Florida. The location is subject to change. Free parking is available on campus. Call 904-953-6523 to register or to verify the meeting location.

Download a printable schedule of Alzheimer's disease events in Florida (PDF brochure), or visit the center's Florida Community Outreach and Engagement website for more information.

Care partner support in Minnesota

Caring Conversation support groups are postponed until further notice. If you have questions or need to check on a specific meeting, please call 507-284-1324.

Caring Conversations are drop-in support groups intended for people who provide support and care to a spouse, partner or relative living with Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal degeneration, mild cognitive impairment or a related disorder.

These support meetings, which are led by Mayo Clinic facilitators, are a way for people to feel heard, understood and supported. The group offers a place to share experiences and feelings confidentially with others who are on a similar path, with opportunities for reflection, problem-solving and information gathering.

Two meetings are offered each month at different locations. All meetings are open to the public. Advance registration isn't required.

  • Date: Second Wednesday of each month
  • Time: 1:30-2:45 p.m.
  • Location: Assisi Heights, Water Room, 1001 14th St. NW, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Enter through the north door (back of building) labeled Assisi Conference and look for signs to the Water Room.

  • Date: Fourth Thursday of each month
  • Time: 10-11:15 a.m.
  • Location: Charter House, Northview Room, 211 2nd St. NW, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Free parking is available in the guest parking spaces in the lot to the east and north of Charter House. Once parked, enter through the main door on the south side of the building.

Contact 507-284-1324 for more information.

Download a printable schedule of Alzheimer's disease events in Minnesota (PDF brochure).