South Central

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

Upcoming Events

Food for Thought in TX- On October 5th, the Kimble family will host a lemonade stand at 811 N 2nd Street in Bellaire, TX. Stop by from 1-3pm for a drink and to learn more about FTD.

Food for Thought in LA- Joy Ortego will be at Ardoin’s Grocery in Washington, LA on October 6th from 8am- 2pm selling cheese and sausage biscuits as well as cookies, the proceeds will go to AFTD.

Food for Thought in KS- Tam Smith is hosting a garage sale, as well as selling snacks, on October 10th from 8am-5pm at 9100 Beverly Drive in Overland Park. Stop by for a snack, to learn more about FTD and maybe go home with a few new treasures.

Rosemary Grove - AFTD and Rosemary Grove, an online retailer in Kirkwood, MO, have teamed up to do some good all around! For every purchase you make from Rosemary Grove, 10% will be given to AFTD. And, you’ll be supporting fair trade artisans from around the world.

AFTD Regional Network Coordinator

Susan Eissler

Website for Texas FTD resources:

Research and Medical Centers with particular 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

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

          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

Contact: Kyle Womack, M.D. – 214-648-4565

Support Groups in this Region

Texas – Austin area

Meeting time:
2nd Tuesday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Austin Groups for the Elderly (AGE)
3710 Cedar St.
Austin, TX 78705

AGE is on the corner of west 38th St and Cedar a few blocks west of Duval St on 38th. It is the exit for 38th St off of I35.

Susan Eissler at 512-863-2652 or or Stephen Fenoglio at or 512-347-9944.

Texas – Dallas area (for male caregivers)

Meeting time and location:
Dates and times may vary, but usually one time per month over lunch.  Contact facilitator for details.

Lee Danis at 972-863-3063 or

Texas – Dallas area

Meeting time:
Second Saturday each month, except December, at 11:30 a.m.  Please contact facilitator for specific meeting dates and times.

Celebration Restaurant (
4503 West Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75209

Doris Booth at

Texas – Fort Worth area

Meeting time
First Saturday of every month, 10:00 a.m.  Please confirm with facilitator.

Contact facilitator for details


Brenda Geeslin at or 817-295-0858

Texas – Houston area

Meeting time:
The second Thursday of every month from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Easter Seals-Houston (located in the Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
building) 4500 Bissonnet, Suite 350, Bellaire, Texas 77401

*Please enter at the glass doors by the glass brick. Take the elevator or stairs to the 3rd floor, and follow the
signs  directing you to our meeting

Angela Kimble:

Chris Ward:

Texas – N.E. Harris Co.

Meeting time: 
3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Humble Area’s First Baptist Church
Room 1106
19901 Townsen Blvd.
Humble, TX 77338

Annette Lansdowne at (832) 419-9474 or

Texas – San Antonio area

Meeting time and location:
Meeting time and location may vary initially.  Please contact facilitator for more information.

Dionne Coston at or 210-627-4726.
Shana Nissen at  or 210-787-9189