Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease

Younger-Onset Education & Support Group

Are you a family member of someone living with a younger onset (under age 65) diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease?

This is a monthly support group for family members of persons under the age 65 living with a form of dementia in the early stage. The therapeutic and peer-support group is professionally facilitated and may include discussions about the impact of the diagnosis on your family, coping with changing abilities, improving communication skills, finding meaningful activity, and planning for the future. You will have access to up-to-date information about treatment and research advances and available community resources.

Group Sessions Provide  

Group Members

Family caregivers including spouses/partners, adult children, and other family members are invited to join the caregiver support group.

Meeting Location

This group meets at the Northwestern Campus in Chicago, IL on the second Monday of each month. A new member screening is required to participate. Details of specific meeting location are made available after a new member screening is complete. Please contact Darby Morhardt, PhD, LCSW, at 312-908-9432 to set up a screening meeting.


There is no fee to participate in this support group. Group participants can receive discounted parking if using the Northwestern Hospital parking garage (250 E. Huron Ave.)

For More Information

For more information please contact Darby Morhardt, PhD, LCSW, at or call 312-908-9432.


This program is supported by Rae and John Hernandez and the Glen and Glen & Wendy Miller Family Foundation. To learn how to support this or other Mesulam CNADC support programs visit our donation page