South Central

Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas

Regional Network Coordinators | Research and Medical Centers with FTD Focus | Support Groups in this Region

Upcoming Events

Meet & Greets

Join others in your community whose lives have been affected by FTD to connect, learn, discover and share. Persons diagnosed, caregivers, professionals, family members and friends are welcome to attend.

Spend some time getting to know one another, learn about AFTD events, programs and resources, and discover how to get involved.

Wednesday, November 1st from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom (The Thirty-Eight Room)
7626 E. Kellogg Drive
Wichita, KS 67207

Download this flyer for more information. An RSVP by October 29th would be appreciated. To RSVP, or for any questions, please contact AFTD Support Services Manager Bridget Moran-McCabe at bmoran@theaftd.org.

Awareness and Support Opportunities

Family Caregiver Symposium

On November 3, a symposium in the Dallas, Texas area is being held for family caregivers of people with dementia. For anyone caring for a parent, spouse, partner or family member with dementia, don’t miss out on this encouraging and educational experience.

Click here for more information.

AFTD Regional Coordinator Volunteers

AFTD’s regional coordinator volunteers are the “local” ambassadors for AFTD and the principal coordinator of volunteer activities focusing on awareness, fundraising and all other aspects of the mission in his/her region. They represent AFTD throughout their region and support the volunteers. Questions not related to volunteering should be directed to AFTD’s HelpLine at 866-507-7222 or info@theaftd.org and an AFTD staff member will be happy to assist you.

South Central Regional Coordinator Volunteers

Zoy Kocian: Texas and Oklahoma
zkocian.aftd@gmail.com

Zoy Kocian

Rachel Castellanos: Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas
rcastellanos.aftd@gmail.com

Zoy Kocian

Research and Medical Centers with FTD Focus

Washington University, St. Louis

Memory and Aging Project
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
4488 Forest Park Ave., Suite 101
St. Louis, MO  63108

http://alzheimer.wustl.edu

Contact: Dr. John Morris, Director – 314-286-2683

University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center

University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Clinical Research Center
4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway, MS 6002
Fairway, KS 66205

http://www.kualzheimer.org/

        Contact: 913-588-0555 or 913-588-6820 for the clinic appointment line

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Memory Research Unit Alzheimer’s Disease Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd. J4.140
Dallas, Texas 75390-9129

www.utsouthwestern.edu/patientcare/medicalservices/neuro/memory.html

Contact: Kyle Womack, M.D. – 214-645-8800

University of Texas, Austin

The Aphasia Research and Treatment Lab
Moody College of Communication
300 W. Dean Keeton (A0900)
Austin, TX 78712-1069

Phone: (512) 471-3420
Email: aphasia.research.treatment@gmail.com
Website: http://moody.utexas.edu/aphasialab

Maya Henry, PhD, CCC-SLP, Director

Support Groups in this Region

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Note: Before attending your first group, please contact your facilitator for more details.

 

ARKANSAS
AR –  Little Rock
*(MSA, CBD, PSP)
4th Thursday of the month from 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Alzheimer’s Arkansas
Randi Halley, ph:870-703-6417
Alzheimer’s Arkansas
201 Markham Center Drive
Little Rock, AR 72005
KANSAS
KS – Johnson Co. 4th Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.. Michelle Niedens
mniedens@alz.org
First Presbyterian Church
621 South Lee Ave.
Olathe, KS
KS – Kansas City area
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1st Wednesday of the month from 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Tam Smith
913-645-5254
rsofan@aol.com
KU Clinical Research Center
Alzheimer’s Disease Center
4350 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Fairway, KS 66160
(Meetings are held in Suite 1200)
LOUISIANA
LA – New Orleans area
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First OR Second Wednesday of the month from 6-7:45pm
(Contact Facilitator for details as it varies based on room availability)
Jordan Daniels
(828) 577-3707
jrdaniel859@gmail.com
Robert E. Smith branch library
6301 Canal Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70124
OKLAHOMA
OK – Tulsa area (*PPA Caregiver Group)
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3rd Tues of each month at 6 p.m. Tiffany Turner
therapy@tulsasnr.com
918-928-4700
Swallowing & Neuro Rehab
2121 S. Columbia Ave.
Suite 470, Lower Level Conference Room
Tulsa, OK 74114
TEXAS

TX – Austin

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2nd Tuesday of the month from 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Stephen Fenoglio
512-347-9944
jsfenoglio@fenogliolaw.com
Austin Groups for the Elderly (AGE)
3710 Cedar St.
Austin, TX 78705
TX – Dallas *(male caregivers group) Dates and times may vary. Contact facilitator for details. Lee Danis
972-863-3063
leedanis@att.net
Contact facilitator for details.
TX – Dallas
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2nd Saturday each month (except December) at 11:30 a.m. Doris Booth
dbooth@authorlink.com              214-802-9324
Celebration Restaurant
4503 West Lovers Lane Dallas, TX 75209
www.celebrationrestaurant.com
TX – Dallas area 4th Tuesday of the month, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Jane Kovacs
972 437-2940
janekovacs@friendsplaceads.com
Conference Rm.
1960 Nantucket Dr.
Richardson, TX 75080
TX – Fort Worth area 1st Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. Brenda Geeslin
817-295-0858
ggfourboys@aol.com
Contact facilitator for details.
TX – Cedar Park
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1st Saturday of the month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Barbara Loewy
518-765-2198
bmloewy@gmail.com
Steph McLain
(425) 686-5708
Steph.FTD@gmail.com
Silverado Memory Care Community
800 C-Bar Ranch Trail
Cedar Park, TX 78613
*Respite available. Call 512-986-7202 to RSVP
TX – Houston area 2nd Thursday of every month from 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. Chris Ward
713-253-5936
caward901@gmail.com
Asad Abbasi
281-710-7811
Contact facilitator for details
TX – San Antonio
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4th Friday of the month, at 10:30 a.m. Dionne Coston
210-627-4726
mail4dna@yahoo.comShana Nissen
shana_nissen@yahoo.com
210-787-9189
Alzheimers Association Building San Antonio
10223 McAllister Fwy
Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78216
PHONE GROUP
*(Phone based for adult children affected by FTD) 3rd Thursday of the month from 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Led and organized by University of California, San Francisco:
Jamie C. Fong, M.S., CGC
415-476-8613
jfong@memory.ucsf.edu
National phone-based support group. Contact facilitator for access number.