Frontotemporal Dementia Telephone Support Group
The UCSF Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Telephone Support Group serves adult children of FTD patients. People anywhere in the country are welcome to join the discussion by phone. Participation is free. Please contact the group facilitator for the call-in number and to clarify the meeting time.
Location: Meetings are held by phone.
Meetings: Third Thursday the month, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Jamie Fong, (415) 476-8613 or [email protected]
Huntington's Disease Support Group
The UCSF Huntington's Disease Support Group welcomes individuals affected with or at risk for Huntington's disease, as well as their family members, loved ones, friends and caregivers. The group offers support and education in a caring, safe and relaxed environment. The format is informal, with occasional guest speakers who share their knowledge of medical management, research and resources.
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 240 Tiburon Blvd., First Floor, Tiburon
Meetings: Third Thursday of the month, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Contact: Andrea Zanko, (415) 476-9320 or [email protected]
Living With Dementia Caregiver Support Group
The UCSF Living With Dementia Caregiver Support Group provides an environment for families and friends of patients diagnosed with dementia to share their experiences and receive support. Walk-ins are welcome. This group is free and is co-sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association and UCSF Memory and Aging Center.
Location: Sandler Neurosciences Center, 675 Nelson Rising Lane, Room NS-140A, San Francisco. Please check in with security in the lobby for access to the meeting room.
Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Contact: (800) 272-3900 or www.alz.org
Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Support Groups
The UCSF Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Support Groups are designed for patients who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease before age 65 and for their caregivers or partners. To participate, patients must be in the mild stage. The patient support group allows individuals with Alzheimer's disease to share thoughts and feelings with others who are having similar experiences. The caregiver group provides support, validates difficulties associated with caregiving, addresses emotional challenges and instills coping skills. Facilitators also offer education on neurodegenerative diseases and discuss new research developments.
Location: UCSF Memory and Aging Center, 1500 Owens St., Third Floor, San Francisco
Meetings: Twice a month, call for details
Contact: Catherine Wang, [email protected] or (415) 353-3014