Welcome to DFW Caregiving

A resource for family caregivers in the DFW area.

…but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope.
Romans 5: 3-4

Resources

A listing of resources including grants, housing, medical, etc.

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Education

Learn about the disease and caregiving

Reading, videos and more...

Calendar of Events

Visit here to find out about conferences, support groups and other events

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KAAM770 Attacking Alzheimer’s – Our Story

Parade Magazine Series on Caregiving

Parade Magazine has run a series called Caregiver Boot Camp. I curated the bulk of the applicable articles here.

Living with frontotemporal dementia

Bill Whitaker reports on FTD, a devastating illness and the most common form of dementia for Americans under the age of 60.

This re-aired on 60 Minutes on September 8, 2019.

Following a couple from diagnosis to the final stages of Alzheimer’s

For 10 years, Dr. Jon LaPook has been checking in on Carol Daly, a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and her caregiver husband, Mike. After a decade, the disease has had a devastating impact on each of them.

This aired on 60 Minutes on April 22, 2018.

Support Groups
Check calendar and always contact the organization for correct dates and times

Abilene - Alzheimer’s Association Early Stage Support Group

The Early Stage Support Group is a place for individuals with early stage Alzheimer's or similar dementia to meet others in like situations while their caregivers attend concurrent support group. In addition to traditional "support group" discussions, the facilitators arrange for a variety of activities, including exercise, art, outings and question and answer sessions on a variety of topics with local experts.

All potential participants of the Early Stage Support Group go through a screening process to determine eligibility. Individuals participating in the Early Stage Support Group should have the following list of characteristics.

  • Have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementia documented by physician.
  • Are aware of the diagnosis
  • Acknowledge, at least occasionally, memory loss or confusion.
  • Are able to express themselves and understand others, even if there is some degree of difficulty with speech or word-finding
  • Are able and willing to discuss feelings and experiences related to illness.
  • Understand the purpose of support group, are interested and freely give consent to participate.
  • Have a caregiver or someone willing to serve as a contact person for group facilitator.

Abilene Pioneers
Application is required; apply any time
Email Mindy Bannister or call 325-672-2907
Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month
4 to 6 pm
Abilene Regional Office
301 S. Pioneer, Suite 105
Abilene, TX  79615

Addison, Carrollton - Brain Change 101

Brain Change 101 is a nonprofit organization that provides education, training, and emotional support for anyone living with dementia by conducting support and education group meetings, seminars and other speaking engagements in English and Spanish.

Meetings currently being held are in Carrollton every first Saturday of the month from 10:30am - 12:00pm and in Addison every first Tuesday of the month.

Arlington - St. Barnabas Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group

Third Monday of the month at 2:00pm

Room F-110-111

This Alzheimer’s Association sponsored support group is for caregivers of persons dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. Participants have the opportunity to share with other caregivers and to learn better ways to cope with long-term caregiving.

Arlington - St. Vincent de Paul Alzheimer’s Support Group

Join with relatives and friends who care for those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Meet for support, to share experiences and to get resources. This support group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM.

Bedford - Alzheimer’s Association Early Stage Support Group

The Early Stage Support Group is a place for individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s or similar dementia to meet others in like situations while their caregivers attend concurrent support group. In addition to traditional “support group” discussions, the facilitators arrange for a variety of activities, including exercise, art, outings and question and answer sessions on a variety of topics with local experts.

All potential participants of the Early Stage Support Group go through a screening process to determine eligibility. Individuals participating in the Early Stage Support Group should have the following list of characteristics.

  • Have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementia documented by physician.
  • Are aware of the diagnosis
  • Acknowledge, at least occasionally, memory loss or confusion.
  • Are able to express themselves and understand others, even if there is some degree of difficulty with speech or word-finding
  • Are able and willing to discuss feelings and experiences related to illness.
  • Understand the purpose of support group, are interested and freely give consent to participate.
  • Have a caregiver or someone willing to serve as a contact person for group facilitator.

First and third Tuesdays of the month
9:30 to 11:30 am
Email Judith Pickering or call 800-272-3900

Carrollton - Autumn Leaves Support Group

A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is the start of changes that can greatly impact a family. At Autumn Leaves, we know that the best resource for support and information is someone who is navigating the same often confusing road you are traveling.

Our support groups are open to anyone who is seeking support from others who understand the very issues and concerns you are encountering on this journey.

Meets on the fourth Monday at 5:00pm.

http://autumnleaves.com/supportgroups

Carrollton - Bent Tree Bible Fellowship

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver’s Support Group

Support Group for those caring for loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. meets on the first Thursday at 6:30 pm in the Servant Cafe. Care will be provided for your loved ones with registration, so they can come with you.

Dallas - UT Southwestern Dementia Caregiver Support Group

  • Open to all adult family members, or friends, caring for a person with dementia. This group would not be appropriate for persons with a dementia Join us each month for support, education, and research updates.
  • 3rd Friday of each month, 1–2:30 p.m.
  • UT Southwestern - James Aston Building, 5303 Harry Hines Blvd.
    4th Floor, Neurology/Memory Research Unit - across from Waiting Room B.
  • $5.00 parking.
  • Click here for map.
  • No need to register.

 

Decatur - Wise Behavioral Health Support Group

Wise Health System
2000 FM 51
Decatur, TX 76234

Meets on the first Tuesday at 7:00pm

DeSoto - Friends Place Adult Day Services

1232 W. Belt Line Rd DeSoto, Tx. 75115

For information on all Support Groups at Friends Place, call 972-274-2484

Complimentary care for your loved one with reservation.

Caregiving Support Group
Meets 2nd Thursday of each month: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Caregiving Educational Program
Meets 4th Thursday of each month: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Flower Mound - Autumn Leaves Support Group

A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is the start of changes that can greatly impact a family. At Autumn Leaves, we know that the best resource for support and information is someone who is navigating the same often confusing road you are traveling.

Our support groups are open to anyone who is seeking support from others who understand the very issues and concerns you are encountering on this journey.

Meets on the third Wednesday at 6:00pm.

http://autumnleaves.com/supportgroups

 

Fort Worth - Autumn Leaves Support Group

A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is the start of changes that can greatly impact a family. At Autumn Leaves, we know that the best resource for support and information is someone who is navigating the same often confusing road you are traveling.

Our support groups are open to anyone who is seeking support from others who understand the very issues and concerns you are encountering on this journey.

Meets on the third Thursday at 6:30pm.

http://autumnleaves.com/supportgroups

 

Frisco - The Cottages at Chapel Creek Support Group

We understand how difficult memory loss can be and we are here to support you and listen to you. When your loved one moves to The Cottages, you and your loved one become part of The Cottages family.  And as a family member, we are here for you. Our caregivers are compassionate and understanding. Whether it is through our monthly support groups for loved ones, our ongoing caregiver support, or through our grief counseling, we want to help.

Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
RSVP: (888) 724-6551 or contact us online

Glen Rose - Glen Rose Medical Center Support Group

Meets on the last Thursday of the month at 3:00pm

Call Glen Rose Medical Center Behavioral Health for information and times 254-898-9035

Granbury - Acton UMC Alzheimer’s Support Group

Meets the 1st Monday of each month from 9:00 am - noon in the Church Parlor.

Haltom City - T.O.U.C.H. Caregiver Support Group

Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month for lunch and conversation.

Our commitment to individuals with dementia extends to their families. We maintain communication with families to convey daily moments of success as well as updates on residents’ needs. Our T.O.U.C.H. Caregiver Support groups help family members cope with loved ones’ memory care needs. T.O.U.C.H. stands for Together Offering Unconditional Compassion & Healing.

McKinney – Wellness Center for Older Adults Caregiver Support Group

Support groups lead by our licensed therapist are held twice a month to assist individuals in a caregiving role for loved ones.  Either the caregiver OR the patient needs to be 60 years or older. No registration is required and all caregivers are welcome!  The group is held at the McKinney Senior Center, second Wednesday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Plano - First Baptist Church

Caregiver Ministry meets every 3rd Sunday from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in the Gathering Hall. This group also has a lending library.

Plano - Prestonwood Baptist Church

Memory Care Support Group
If you are caring for a loved one with memory issues, whether at the beginning or latter stages, please join us for this special time of encouragement. Hear helpful suggestions and gain insight from knowledgeable speakers on how to care for those suffering with memory disorders, and find practical and spiritual support from fellow caregivers.

The group will meet at 10:15 am on Mondays in Room W208 and at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays in Room A207.

Note: Wednesday evening sessions will feature the same speakers as the Monday sessions.
For more information, call 972-820-5325.

Caregiver Support Group
Caregivers do some of the most important work in our society and some of the hardest. If you find yourself in this role, join our newly formed Caregiver Support Group. Here you will find encouragement, information, inspiration, and a place to share what you are going through with others who are in a similar situation.

The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month in Room A207.

For more information, call 972-820-5325.

Plano – Wellness Center for Older Adults Caregiver Support Group

Support groups lead by our licensed therapist are held twice a month to assist individuals in a caregiving role for loved ones.  Either the caregiver OR the patient needs to be 60 years or older. No registration is required and all caregivers are welcome!  The group is held at St. Mark's Parish Center, 1105 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075 on the third Tuesday from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Richardson - Friends Place Adult Day Services

1960 Nantucket Drive, Richardson, TX 75080

For information on all Support Groups at Friends Place, call 972-437-2940

Frontotemporal Dementia Support Group
Meets 4th Tuesday of each month: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Alzheimer's Caregiving Support Group
Meets 2nd Thursday of each month: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Alzheimer's Caregiving Educational Program
Meets 4th Thursday of each month: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Lewy Body Dementia Caregiver’s Support Group
Meets 1st Wednesday of each month: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Light supper provided

Wives Only Caregiver’s Support Group
Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Men Only Caregiver’s Support Group
Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

 

 

 

Rockwall - Autumn Leaves Support Group

A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is the start of changes that can greatly impact a family. At Autumn Leaves, we know that the best resource for support and information is someone who is navigating the same often confusing road you are traveling.

Our support groups are open to anyone who is seeking support from others who understand the very issues and concerns you are encountering on this journey.

Meets on the third Sunday at 2:00pm.

http://autumnleaves.com/supportgroups

Southlake - White’s Chapel UMC Alzheimer’s Support Group

This group is for caregivers dealing with loved ones with dementia. We share experiences while learning about available community resources and ways to cope with long-term care giving. If you have friends or neighbors experiencing a dementia walk, please invite them to join us. Our meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Adult Education Building, room 3201 on the campus of White’s Chapel from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Registration is not required.

For more information contact Beth Benson at 817-416-9871 or Dana Pierce at 817-372-1077.

Waco - Alzheimer’s Association Early Stage Support Group

The Early Stage Support Group is a place for individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s or similar dementia to meet others in like situations while their caregivers attend concurrent support group. In addition to traditional “support group” discussions, the facilitators arrange for a variety of activities, including exercise, art, outings and question and answer sessions on a variety of topics with local experts.

All potential participants of the Early Stage Support Group go through a screening process to determine eligibility. Individuals participating in the Early Stage Support Group should have the following list of characteristics.

  • Have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementia documented by physician.
  • Are aware of the diagnosis
  • Acknowledge, at least occasionally, memory loss or confusion.
  • Are able to express themselves and understand others, even if there is some degree of difficulty with speech or word-finding
  • Are able and willing to discuss feelings and experiences related to illness.
  • Understand the purpose of support group, are interested and freely give consent to participate.
  • Have a caregiver or someone willing to serve as a contact person for group facilitator.

Application is required
Email Christine Schroeder-Morren or call 254-753-7722
First and 3rd Thursdays of the month
9:30 to 11:30 am
First United Methodist Church
600 S. 1st St.
Hewitt, TX  76643

 

If you are an organization or provider, and would like to submit your information to this site, please contact us here.

Upcoming Events

Sep
23
Mon
5:00 pm Carrollton – Autumn Leaves Suppo... @ Autumn Leaves of Carrollton
Carrollton – Autumn Leaves Suppo... @ Autumn Leaves of Carrollton
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is the start of changes that can greatly impact a family. At Autumn Leaves, we know that the best resource for support and information is someone who is navigating the same often confusing road you are traveling. Our support groups are open to anyone who is seeking support[...]
Sep
24
Tue
3:30 pm Dallas – Dementia: The Whole Story @ Belmont Village Senior Living
Dallas – Dementia: The Whole Story @ Belmont Village Senior Living
Sep 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Dallas - Dementia: The Whole Story @ Belmont Village Senior Living
Join us for a four-week series to learn more about dementia and how it affects your loved ones. Classes will be facilitated by a trained member of the Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator’s team. Refreshments will be served. September 10: The Basics of Alzheimer’s: What It Is and What to Expect September 17: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body September 24: Effective Communication Strategies[...]
Sep
26
Thu
3:00 pm Glen Rose Medical Center Support... @ Glen Rose Medical Center
Glen Rose Medical Center Support... @ Glen Rose Medical Center
Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Call Glen Rose Medical Center Behavioral Health for information and times 254-898-9035
6:00 pm Arlington – St. Vincent de Paul ... @ St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Arlington – St. Vincent de Paul ... @ St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join with relatives and friends who care for those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Meet for support, to share experiences and to get resources. This support group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM.
Oct
1
Tue
9:30 am Bedford – Alzheimer’s Associatio...
Bedford – Alzheimer’s Associatio...
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Early Stage Support Group is a place for individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s or similar dementia to meet others in like situations while their caregivers attend concurrent support group. In addition to traditional “support group” discussions, the facilitators arrange for a variety of activities, including exercise, art, outings and question and answer sessions on[...]
3:30 pm Dallas – Dementia: The Whole Story @ Belmont Village Senior Living
Dallas – Dementia: The Whole Story @ Belmont Village Senior Living
Oct 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Dallas - Dementia: The Whole Story @ Belmont Village Senior Living
Join us for a four-week series to learn more about dementia and how it affects your loved ones. Classes will be facilitated by a trained member of the Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator’s team. Refreshments will be served. September 10: The Basics of Alzheimer’s: What It Is and What to Expect September 17: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body September 24: Effective Communication Strategies[...]