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14 Caregiver Support Groups on Facebook

An effective way to reduce stress and not feel so alone is to join a top Facebook support group for caregivers

Private support groups for caregivers on Facebook are at your fingertips

Caring for an older adult can be a difficult and isolating experience. 

An effective way to reduce stress and not feel so alone is to join a caregiver support group

On Facebook, there are many private groups dedicated to families who are caring for older adults. 

They’re completely free and allow you to get support, vent, or ask questions anytime – day or night. If you use a smartphone, you can participate no matter where you are.

We share 14 top Facebook support groups for caregivers, describe each group’s focus (Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, aging parents, general caregiving, etc.), and explain how to join.

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14 private support groups for caregivers on Facebook

Each of these 14 group names is linked to their private group page on Facebook.

We’ve also included information from each group’s description so you’ll know which topics each one focuses on.

1. Memory People Memory People™ is an Alzheimer’s/dementia and memory impairment support and awareness group created November 2010 by Rick Phelps, a patient himself, diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 57.

We don’t talk about miracle cures or false remedies here. We share about the reality of dementia and memory impairment, and through support and education, we find the ability to take another step each day in this journey.

Memory People is a safe, comfortable place to find real-time support for those touched by dementia related diseases and any type of memory impairments, including TBI, etc.

2. Dementia Caregivers Support Group We are here for caregivers taking care of Dementia and Alzheimer’s afflicted loved ones.

Designed to stimulate conversation and ensure all members a safe haven in posting personal feelings.

3. Alzheimers and Dementia Caregivers Support You will see posts here that may upset you: it’s honest, it’s raw, it’s brutal, and it’s the truth.

This page has a singular purpose: to be a supportive haven where dementia caregivers can share their struggles without fear of judgment or reprisal.

4. The Purple Sherpa Basecamp (Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group) Are you a care-partner for a loved one who has Alzheimer’s Disease and/or another form of dementia? You’re in the right place.

I was my father’s primary caregiver for more than seven years (he died in July 2017 from end stage Alzheimer’s, with a secondary diagnosis of vascular dementia) and it was the most exhausting, frightening, & loving experience I’ve ever had. 

I started this group to be a place to share what we’ve learned as care-partners, to vent and support one another, and to break the silence that leaves so many caregivers feeling alone.

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5. Caring for Elderly Parents Our turn to parent: helping our elderly loved ones negotiate the world is the hardest job we’ve ever undertaken.

As we learn to cope we share info, vent our frustrations, and share support.

6. The Caregiver Space Community Are you providing care for someone who is elderly, ill, or disabled? Join our supportive community of spousal caregivers.

This is a private space for all caregivers to connect. Both family and professional caregivers are welcome.

7. Working Daughter This is a space for women who are balancing caring for an aging parent with their career and the rest of their life.

Join us for community, support, encouragement. Share your questions and your best advice.

8. Caregivers Connect Welcome to Caregivers Connect, a community created to bring a voice to family caregivers, and related care-industry professionals, who are caring for a parent, spouse, or loved one.

We share personal experiences, advice, and stories with one another in order to provide support along each of our journeys.

Whether you are a caregiver, have been a caregiver, or know a caregiver, we hope that you can find some inspiration, and helpful resources along the way. This group is sponsored by Lively.

9. Parenting Aging Parents Welcome to Parenting Aging Parents, a community of “adult children” helping their aging parents or preparing to be a caregiver. We are glad you found us!

This is a place to discuss all aspects of caring for aging parents. It is a judgment-free zone and we encourage (and occasionally enforce) kind and respectful discussion. Ask questions. Share your experiences. Get insight. Support others. Even vent if you need to.

10. Caring For The Caregiver Support Group This is a support group intended to be a private setting for all of us Caregivers to express our thoughts & feelings.

11. Caregivers of Narcissistic Family Members This is a safe place to discuss the day to day care of a “narcissistic loved one”. A free place to vent and offer help and support of what we are going through.

12. Caregivers Assist Support Group Caregivers Assist Support Group is an online community of dedicated caregivers.

The purpose of this group is to share best caregiving practices and learn how to live a healthy prosperous life as a caregiver.

13. All Hands on Deck, support, advice and a safe space for dementia caregivers Sometimes we can feel very alone and all at sea, sharing stories with others in the same boat can really help us find our own way forwards or regroup to carry on.

14. Sandwich Generation How To Cope With Elderly Parents…This is a group where we can vent, give ideas on how to handle taking care of our elderly parents!


A Private Facebook Group: 1) Group name, 2) Join Group button, 3) Description of group, 4) Private group label, 5) Number of members

How to sign up for a private Facebook group

These 14 support groups for caregivers are private, which means you must join the group before you can see any posts or participate in the discussion.

You can feel safe posting or commenting because your activity inside the group will only be seen by other group members and won’t show on your personal Facebook page.

Your Facebook friends would only see your activity within that group if they were also a member of that same group.

It’s easy to sign up for a private group:

  1. Sign in to your Facebook account. If you don’t already have an account, it’s easy to set one up. Here are tips on creating a Facebook account.

  2. Go to the Facebook group you’d like to join (links included below).

  3. Click the “Join Group” button to send a request to the group administrators.

  4. Wait to be admitted into the group – check the page later if you don’t get a message or notification.

  5. Click here for more tips on joining a private Facebook group.

Check the “About this group” section of the group page to find out what it’s focused on. Many groups include special instructions to join or community guidelines in this section.

In the above image of a caregiver support group’s private Facebook group page, you’ll notice: 1) the group name, 2) the “Join Group” button, 3)  the group’s description information (click “See More” to see the whole description), 4) it’s a Private Group, 5) the number of people in the group.

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By DailyCaring Editorial Team

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