Taking care of a family member or friend living with dementia can be overwhelming. You are not alone. Along with your medical team, there are many resources available to you for support throughout the course of the disease. See the resources below for online education about dementia, and information about support groups, respite care, and more. Click the title above for more information and resources.
Looking for support? Dementia Friendly Fort Worth is aware of several caregiver support groups. Check out these to find one that works for you.
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James L. West Center for Dementia Care offers a Second Saturday Online Support Group
Working through the grief and embracing the joy of caregiving
Everyone is welcome to join us for this support group focusing on grief and caregiving, led by a Licensed Professional Counselor & Dementia Care Expert.
2nd Saturday of every month from 10:30am – 12:00pm. First group meets Jan. 9th! REGISTER HERE
Zoom event offered by UNT Health Science Center.
Dementia C.A.R.E.S. is a FREE 6-week caregiver education and support rogram for those caring for someone with ementia. Each week of the 6-week program focuses on a different topic including: Behavioral Changes, How to Ask for Help, Communication Skills, Community Resources, Alternative Treatment Options, and Caring for the Caregiver.
Dementia C.A.R.E.S. will be held virtually using Zoom on Wednesdays starting January 13. Registration is required to receive the link to attend each session. This program is sponsored by the Heath Foundation.
For more information, contact: Jane Oderberg, LMSW. Jane.Oderberg@unthsc.edu
James L West Center Virtual Support Groups-
Wednesdays and Fridays
The Family and Friends Support Group is facilitated by Hollie Glover, a licensed professional counselor and certified dementia care expert. She has many years of working with families as they navigate their way through the profession of dementia. There will be a topic each week, but there will also be time for open discussion. The goal of the support group is to help you reduce your feelings of stress, depression, anxiety and fatigue and improve your coping skills and sense of adjustment.
Location: Online Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Click on Wednesday or Friday above to register.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive weekly reminders of the support group.
The United Methodist Church has presented webinars that offer guidance to care partners and others relating to persons living with dementia. Check out these video recordings of the webinars on your schedule. Click on the title.
Still Standing: A Guide for Loving Through Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias
“Your job is hard, but you can do it. You can learn to find balance in your own life as you love and honor your family member through this disease. You can develop the tools needed to protect your family, and yourself while protecting your loved one.—Sheila Welch
Click HERE for the FREE e-book.
VIDEOS and OTHER RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS
Dementia Road Map: A Guide for Family and Care Partners from the Dementia Action Collaborative Washington State.
Searching for resources can be a difficult task. “Where do I begin?” The organizations and agencies below can help you find your way to the information and help you need. Just click on the name of the agency or organization to go to their website.