Dementia Wellness and Education Programs

The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic offers a variety of outreach education, support and wellness programs. Outreach activities are available on or near Mayo Clinic's campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, Minnesota. To find Florida-related activities, visit the center's Florida-focused outreach website.

Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia

The center hosts a conference, the Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia, intended for a wide audience, including:

  • People with mild cognitive impairment or early-stage dementia.
  • Older adults interested in brain health.
  • Family care partners.
  • Health care professionals.
  • Anyone interested in the topics of brain health and dementia, including teens and young adults.

The conference provides attendees the opportunity to explore topics such as:

  • Research on brain health and dementia.
  • New treatments.
  • Prevention.
  • Managing personal health and wellness as a care partner.
  • Culturally informed care approaches.
  • Understanding and addressing mental and social needs when dementia is present.

Through a variety of breakout sessions, attendees have opportunities to customize their conference experiences with valuable information, practical tools and relevant resources.

Dementia Hub blog

The Dementia Hub is a blog on Mayo Clinic Connect intended for people living with dementia and their caregivers, families and friends. At "The Hub," you'll find information on current and upcoming programs and events on brain health, dementia, caregiving and research. The Hub is a place to engage with others, share experiences and ideas, ask questions, and feel connected.

Updated program information can be found under the blog's "Resources" tab. Engage with the Dementia Hub on Mayo Clinic Connect.


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Support groups

Mayo Clinic's Jacksonville and Rochester campuses offer a variety of virtual support groups to meet individual needs. Each group, held on Zoom, offers a setting where participants share experiences and feelings with others who are on similar caregiving paths. There are opportunities for reflection, problem-solving and information exchange.

Led by Mayo Clinic facilitators, the purpose of these groups is for individuals to feel heard, understood and supported through sharing and learning.

For more information, contact Nick Rethemeier at or call 507-538-4048.

Caring Conversations

Caring Conversations is a virtual support group for people providing support and care to a spouse, partner, relative or close friend with Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal degeneration, mild cognitive impairment or a related disorder.

Caring for Lewy

Caring for Lewy is an online education and support program uniquely designed for families and relatives providing care and support to a person with Lewy body dementia.

Caring for FTD

Caring for FTD is a support program uniquely designed for families and relatives who provide care or support to a person with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD).

Lewy body dementia education and support

The Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is a Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) Research Center of Excellence. In this role, the center offers events and resources for people with Lewy body dementia and their families, community members, and health care professionals. Learn more about Lewy body dementia research and care through the center's video collection.

Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) education and support

The Alzheimer's Disease Research Center offers events and resources for people with FTD and their families, community members, and health care professionals. Learn more about frontotemporal degeneration research, support and care through the center's video collection.

Community care and support

Presence Care Project

The Presence Care Project offers mindfulness-based programs that promote greater ease, enhanced well-being and improved resilience for people caring for someone with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

Giving Voice

Giving Voice chorus is a dementia-friendly choir for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers to build a path toward well-being. Giving Voice choirs are located across the United States and around the world.

Remember Me Podcast

The Remember Me Podcast honors the lives of individuals touched by frontotemporal degeneration and the family and friends walking the journey alongside them.

Visit the Remember Me website for more information or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center

The ADEAR Center is a service of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the primary federal agency for Alzheimer's disease research.

The ADEAR Center provides current, comprehensive unbiased information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. All its information and materials about the search for causes, treatment, cures and better diagnostic tools are carefully researched and thoroughly reviewed by NIA scientists and health communicators for accuracy and integrity.

Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA)

The LBDA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about Lewy body dementia (LBD). The organization supports people with LBD and their families and caregivers and promotes scientific advances.

In 2021, Mayo Clinic partnered with the LBDA and the University of Washington to deliver the Lewy Body Dementia Knowledge and Support Summit. You can find segments from the Knowledge and Support Summit on Mayo Clinic Connect's Dementia Hub blog.

  • LBDA and Mayo Clinic "Living Well With Lewy" online seminar series. The LBDA and Mayo Clinic are creating an education program for the Lewy body dementia community featuring the voices and lived experiences of those living with LBD and their care partners. "Living Well With Lewy" is a four-part series that addresses how people can choose, find and advocate for the resources needed to live well with LBD.

    This program is coming soon. Find it on the LBDA website.

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's disease and all other dementias by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.


AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age. AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families, with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.

Lorenzo's House

Through a holistic and innovative approach, Lorenzo's House brings a light to young-onset dementia. Lorenzo's House, based out of Chicago, is an organization that is actively building community with families and partners nationally and worldwide.

Expanding Florida outreach

Community outreach and engagement opportunities at and near Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida continue to grow and evolve. Learn more on the center's Florida-focused outreach website.