Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
Food for Thought 2016 Events
Cave Creek, AZ – Host: Cheryl Johnson – Date: October 1-14, 2016. Additional details can be found here.
Las Vegas, NV – Host: Lisa Radin – Date: October 2, 2016. Additional details can be found here.
Denver, CO – Host: Ray Martin – Date: October 7, 2016. Additional details can be found here.
Escondido, CA – Host: Carmie Ibarra – Date: October 8, 2016. Additional details can be found here.
California – Host: Terry Walter – Date: October 8, 2016. Additional details can be found here.
Phoenix, AZ – Host: Kathy Ritchie – Date: October 9, 2016. Additional details can be found here.
Awareness and Support Opportunities
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 [email protected] and an AFTD staff member will be happy to assist you.
Southwest Regional Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic, Las Vegas
Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
888 West Bonneville
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Director: Jeffrey Cummings, MD
Mayo Clinic – Scottsdale
13400 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
University of California, San Diego
Perlman Neurology Clinic
Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
UCSD Movement Disorders Program: Dr. Irene Litvan, Director
9350 Campus Pt. Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
For appointments at the Perlman clinic call: 858-657-8540
For information about FTD related research and how to participate call the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center: 858-822-4800
For the Movement Disorders Program call Ronarah Roberson at (858) 822-5871, or email [email protected].
University of California, San Francisco
Memory and Aging Center
350 Parnassus Ave. Suite 706
San Francisco, CA 94117
Contact: (415) 476-6880
University of California, Los Angeles
10911 Weyburn Ave., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90095
University of Utah Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR)
Cognitive Disorders Clinic
Imaging & Neurosciences Center
729 Arapeen Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Danielle Justesen, Clinic Coordinator: 801-585-7575 or [email protected]
For more information about research at CACIR call the Memory Study Line: 801- 587-7888
Denotes group is led by an AFTD affiliated leader who has participated in additional FTD training.
Note: Before attending your first group, please contact your facilitator for more details.
|AZ – Phoenix||2nd Tuesday of the month from 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.||Geri Hall, Ph.D., ARNP, FAAN
Maribeth Gallagher, DNP
Hospice of the Valley
|Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
901 E Willetta Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85006
(Meets in Third Floor Library)
|AZ – Sun City||4th Tuesday of the month from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Geri Hall PhD, ARNP, FAAN
602-839-6900Facility contact info:
|Banner Sun Health Research Institute
Building C, First Floor Conference Room
10515 W. Sante Fe Dr.
Sun City, AZ 85351
|CA – San Diego||1st Wednesday of the month from 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.||Tracey Truscott
|In the conference room at the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, University of California, San Diego (not on campus).|
|CA – Sacramento||4th Wednesday of the month from 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.||Kristen Krueger
Sacramento Area Alzheimer’s Association
|Shriner’s Hospital on the UC Davis Medical Center Campus
7th Fl. Board Rm.
2425 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
|CA – Los Angeles/Orange County area||Morning group: 1st Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Afternoon group: 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
|Larissa Haiker, MSW
[email protected]Donna Velarde, LCSW
|Alzheimer’s Orange County
2515 McCabe Way
CA – San Luis Obispo
|4th Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m.||Liz Johnston
or (805) 471-8102
|11549 Los Osos Valley Rd., Suite 109, San Luis Obispo, CA. (Parking is in the back of the building off of El Tigre St.)|
|CA – San Francisco||2nd Thursday of the month from 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.||Robin Ketelle
|University of California, San Francisco
Neurosciences Building 19A
675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco, CA 94158
|CA – San Francisco
*(those caring for loved ones with CBD/PSP)
|Sundays, about every six weeks, from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. (call for schedule)||Robin Riddle
650-814-0848 [email protected]
2208 Bridgepointe Parkway
San Mateo, CA 94404
|CO – Colorado Springs||3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.||Alzheimer’s Association
|First United Methodist Church
420 North Nevada
Colorado Springs, CO
|CO – Denver||2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.||Heather Kanapackis
|Porter Adventist Hospital
Cottonwood Springs Training Room
2525 S. Downing Street
|CO – Fort Collins
||3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m.||Missey Toomey
|Daz Bog Coffee
401 Mason Ct
Fort Collins, 80524
|NV – Las Vegas||1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.||Lisa Radin
|Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
888 West Bonneville Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89106
|NV – Reno||3rd Friday of each month from 2 p.m.–3 p.m.||Lisa Tauchen
|Renown Regional Medical Center
Neurology Department Conference Room
75 Pringle Way
Reno, NV 89502
|UT – Salt Lake City area
||2nd Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.||Bonnie Shepherd
|Sandy Senior Center
9310 South, 1300 East
|UT – Salt Lake City area||2nd Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.||Jamie Gordon
|Bingham Creek Library
4834 West 9000 South
West Jordan, UT 84081
|*(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
|National phone-based support group. Contact facilitator for access number.|