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Get the Emotional Support You Need

Support groups are a place to meet new people, form new social relationships, and develop problem-solving skills. Support Group members become part of a community of people who know what it is like to live with Alzheimer’s.

Support Groups provide an opportunity to talk about feelings and be heard by people who understand your problems. Talking can be a highly effective form of therapy and stress reduction. Support Groups are also a place to learn more about Alzheimer’s and hear how others cope with similar challenges. They offer an opportunity to ask questions and receive support.

The Alzheimer's Association has many support groups, meeting at various times and locations. Check to see if there is a group close to you that fits your needs. Judy Budlong is our support group coordinator. Please contact Judy if you need more information regarding support groups. Check out our topic schedule.

Click here to print a list of all support groups, listed by county.

Bosque Hill Montague Taylor
Brown Hood Parker Wichita
Comanche Knox Runnels Wilbarger
Erath   Johnson Somervell Wise
Haskell   McLennan   Tarrant   Young

If you prefer, call our 24-hour Helpline — 1-800-272-3900

Printable support group lists by region

Abilene

Fort Worth

Waco

Wichita Falls

Telephone Support Group

image of woman on phoneThe Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter is now offering a telephone support group for individuals providing care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. The telephone support group is designed to provide the caregiver opportunities for sharing, education, and support through a telephone conference. Telephone support group participants and a telephone support group facilitator connect with each other for one-hour sessions twice per month. Read the informational flyer here. Space is limited and participants will be added as a slot is available.

For further information please contact Judy Budlong at 817.336.4949 or 800.272.3900.

Connect with Others Online

The Alzheimer’s Association message boards and chat rooms provide a virtual online community for persons with Alzheimer's, caregivers and care providers. Our message boards have thousands of registered members from around the United States and thousands more who refer to the stories and information that is available 24 hours a day.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association online community.

 

Upcoming Topics

Every month, support groups discuss a variety of topics affecting care-givers as well as care-receivers.

2015    
January - February   Challenging behaviors

March - April

  Communication/Interacting with a person with dementia
May-June   Visiting/Vacationing
July - August   Helping children and teens understand dementia
September - October   Daily
November - December   Caregiver stress

Support Groups Listed by County

Printable support group list

Bosque

Clifton
300 S. Ave. Q
Clifton Sunset Lutheran Home

3rd Tuesday
11am
Suzi Bottlinger
254-675-8637

Brown

Brownwood
2410 Songbird Circle
Redstone Park Retirement and Assisted Living

4th Wednesday
2pm
Janie Harper
325-643-9056
Comanche Comanche
400 Old Sidney Rd.
Western Hills Healthcare Residence
4th Wednesday
2 pm
Betty Carruth
325-217-0822 or 469-273-0316
  Deleon
809 E. Navarro Ave.
Deleon Nursing and Rehab
Call for info
Jerry Huckabee
254-893-2075
Erath Stephenville
334 West Green Street
First Baptist Church of Stephenville
(Stephenville Support Group)
3rd Thursday
2 pm
Chaplain Weldon Branham
254-918-7420
Haskell Haskell
101 S Avenue D
Texas AgriLife Extension Office
4th Monday
3:30 pm
DaLinda Black
940-864-2658
Hill Hillsboro
1100 Old Bynum Road
Central Baptist Church

1st Wednesday
10:30 am
Tricia White
254-458-6560

Hood

Granbury
3433 Fall Creek Hwy.
Acton United Methodist Church

1st Monday
10 am
Evelyn Guerin
817-326-2355
Knox

Munday Support Group
630 W. Main St
First United Methodist Church

2nd Tuesday
12:30 pm
Patty Taylor
940-767-8800
Rhonda Thompson
940-422-4541

Johnson Keene
513 S. Old Betsy Rd.
The Gardens of Chisholm Trail
(Alzheimer's Family Support Group)
1st Thursday
7 pm
Chaplain Larry Schneider
817-517-7336
  Burleson
590 NE McAlister Rd
First United Methodist Church of Burleson

4th Monday
2 pm
Judy Budlong
817-336-4949

McLennan Hewitt
600 S. First St. 76643
First United Methodist Group
4th Thursday
10:30 am
Rosemary Owen
254-666-9876
Waco
2201 MacArthur
Hillcrest Senior Care Group
1st & 3rd Wednesday
10:30 am
Howard Gruetzner 254-753-7722
  Waco
5993 Gholson Rd
Chalk Bluff Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
1st Wednesday
10 am
Gary Carr, 254-716-7665
Montague Bowie
301 Walnut St.
Bowie Public Library

 3rd Thursday
2:30 p.
Patty Taylor
940-767-8800

Somervell Glen Rose
1021 Holden St
Glen Rose Medical Center
Last Thursday
3 pm
Bridgett Knapp
254-897-1460
Jo Ann Bailey
254-898-9035
Tarrant Arlington
1501 N.E. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arden Courts
2nd Tuesday
1 pm
Judy Budlong
817-336-4949
 

Arlington
5011 W. Pleasant Ridge Rd
Rm. E 214-216
St. Barnabas United Methodist Church

3rd Monday
6:30 pm
Judith Pickering
817-219-4127
Heather Breland
817-723-1545
 

Arlington
5819 W Pleasant Ridge Rd
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

4th Thursday
6 pm
Melissa Thrum
817-909-4212
 

Bedford
2700 Parkview Lane
Parkwood Healthcare - Independent Living Building

3rd Thursday
6:30 pm
Aileen Foley
682-465-4836
Judy Budlong
817-336-4949
  Fort Worth
4501 Silver Sage
Autumn Leaves of Fossil Creek

2nd Thursday
7:15 pm
Leon Polk
817.849.8000
Dr. Dana Turnbull (facilitator)

  Fort Worth
800 W. 5th St.
First United Methodist Church
2nd floor of main building, room 230
(free patient care available)
1st & 3rd Thursday
10 am
Judy Budlong
817.336.4949
 

Fort Worth
5001 Briarhaven Rd.
Rm 212
Arbor Lawn United Methodist Church

3rd Tuesday
2 pm
Judy Budlong
817-336-4949
  Fort Worth
522 Missouri Ave.
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
3rd Wednesday
1 am
Minnie Kinney
817-536-3746
  Fort Worth
2720 S. University Dr.
Room 239
University Christian Church


2nd Thursday
4:30 pm
Charles Sanders
817-923-1730
Leslie Dell
817-735-4487

  Grapevine
2501 Heritage Ave.
Stoneybrook of Grapevine
3rd Thursday
7 pm
Judy Budlong(contact)
817.336.4949
Dr. Dana Turnbull
(facilitator)
 

Keller
1025 Johnson Rd.
Keller United Methodist Church

2nd Sunday
2 pm
Bernadette Bierley
817-581-7461
Paulette Olson
817-788-2936
 

  Westworth Village
25 Leonard Trail
The Westmore
4th Thursday
5 pm
Brenda Black
817-731-4949
Taylor Abilene
301 S. Pioneer, Ste. 105
Alzheimer's Association Office
(Abilene Afternoon Support Group)
4th Tuesday
4 pm
Karen Rampy
325-672-2907
  Abilene
301 S. Pioneer, Ste. 105
Alzheimer's Association Office
(Abilene Wives Support Group)
2nd Thursday
4 pm
Karen Rampy
325-672-2907
  Abilene
1450 E.N. 10th St.
Abilene Evening Group
3rd Tuesday
4 pm
Lisa Dickison
325-672-2907
Wichita Wichita Falls
2649 Plaza Parkway
Lakeridge Place

3rd Saturday
10 am
Sue Gross
940-767-8800
  Burkburnett
406 E 7th St
Burkburnett Evergreen Group
 last Wednesday
1:30 pm
Patty Taylor
940-767-8800
     
  Wichita Falls
5100 Stone Lake Dr. (formerly Bartley Dr.)
House of Hope - Community Room

4th Tuesday
6:30 pm
Janmarie Oakley
940-689-7208

  Wichita Falls
901 Indiana St
First Texas Building, 1st floor conference room
1st Wednesday
12 noon
Sue Gross
940-767-8800
 

Wichita Falls
300 Loop 11
Texhoma Christian Care Center - North Building Conference Room

2nd Thursday
6:30 pm
Patty Taylor
940-767-8800

Wise Decatur
2000 S. FM 51
Wise Behavioral Health Services - West Campus - Board Room
1st Tuesday
7 pm
Richard Sides
940-427-2755
Michaelyn Stainton
940-389-4022
Young Graham
1015 Cliff Dr.
Horizon Bay

last Tuesday
5:30 pm
David Wolf
940-549-1281

   

The Support Group is FREE and is open to caregivers, family members and friends of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Our Support Groups are a safe haven of understanding, companionship and encouragement for those who are often lost in the maze of this complicated, mysterious disease. We offer monthly gatherings where members share experiences, knowledge and provide emotional support as well as coping skills in matters relating to caregiving. The groups also provide a forum for learning, with education topics discussed concerning dementia related issues.

For further information and a complete listing of our groups, please call our Alzheimer’s Association- North Central Texas Chapter at 817-336-4949 or 1-800-272-3900, or at our Website: www.alz.org/northcentraltexas.


 

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