South Atlantic

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

Upcoming Events

Perfect “Jules” – Amber Dietz and Joy Clinger, sister and mother of Julie Dickmeyer Zerhusen who passed away from FTD at age 31 in 2009, have teamed up to make personalized accessories in memory of Julie.  They hand craft hair bows, onesies, bibs, baby blankets and burp cloths for little ones, as well as personalized aprons, tote bags and bridal accessories for adults.  A portion of their proceeds benefits AFTD.

Mom’s Laugh Project - Tori Tinsley’s mother was diagnosed with FTD in 2009. To honor her mother, Tori created the “Mom’s Laugh Project” where Tori creates full size paintings from pictures of her mother’s past, sells them, and donates part of the proceeds to AFTD. To date she has sold more than twenty of these preservation pieces.

AFTD Regional Network Coordinator

Ashley Linsmeier – ashley.linsmeier@gmail.com

Research and Medical Centers with particular FTD Focus

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Department of Neurology – Cognitive Neurology Clinic
Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
1821 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA  30329

http://med.emory.edu/ADRC/dementias/frontotemporal_dementia/index.html

Contacts:
Cognitive Neurology Evaluations – 404-778-3444 to schedule appointments
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center – 404-728-6950 for more details about FTD related research at Emory and how to participate.

Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
Department of Neurology
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224

www.mayoclinic.org/frontotemporal-dementia

Contact: 904-953-0853

University of Kentucky Memory Disorders Clinic
UK Medical Center
224 Charles T. Wethington Bldg.
800 South Limestone St.
Lexington, KY  40536-0284

http://www.uky.edu/coa/

Contact: Candace Bear 859-218-5047 or csjord0@email.uky.edu

University of Louisville
Division of Movement Disorders, University of Louisville School of Medicine,
Frazier Rehab Neuroscience Building
220 Abraham Flexner Way, Suite 1503
Louisville, KY 40202

Contact: Casey Shepherd, coordinator, at 502-852-3655 or cashep02@louisville.edu

University of North Carolina
Memory & Cognitive Disorders Clinic
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 919-966-8168

http://www.med.unc.edu/neurology/divisions/memory-and-cognitive-disorders

Support Groups in this Region

Florida – Gainesville

Meeting time: The 1st Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Location:
University of Florida
Dauer Hall, Room 335
Gainesville, FL  32611

Contact:  Dr. Jamie Reilly – 352-273-2805 or jjreilly@phhp.ufl.edu

Florida – Tampa

Meeting time: every six weeks; Sunday at 10 a.m.

Location:
Arden Court Alzheimer’s Assisted Living
14950 Casey Road
Tampa, Florida, 33624

Contact: Sue Simone at 203-725-6888 or via email at: sue-1@hotmail.com

Florida – West Palm Beach

Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Friday from 1:30- 3:00 p.m.

Location:
Alzheimer’s Community Care
800 Northpoint Parkway Suite 101-B
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33407

Contact: Sandra Lutz at 561-202-1779  or sandi.lutz1226@gmail.com

Georgia – Atlanta

Meeting time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on second Tuesday of each month

Location:
AV Room of Emory’s Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
1821 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA  30329 (click here for directions)

Contact: Tori Tinsley, LPC, ATR at victoriatinsley@gmail.com or 404-808-5676.

 North Carolina – Burlington

Under the auspices of Alzheimer’s North Carolina

Meeting time: 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month

Location: Contact facilitator

Contact: Courtney Greene at  brookecourt@bellsouth.net or 336-260-4798

 North Carolina – Raleigh/Cary

Under the auspices of Alzheimer’s North Carolina

Meeting time: 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month

Location:
SarahCare Adult Day Center
2245 Gateway Access Point, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27607

See: http://sarahcare.com/lakeboonetrail/contact-us/ for directions

Contact: Tayloire Queen at thequeens@nc.rr.com or 919-796-5752 

North Carolina – Concord

Under the auspices of Alzheimer’s North Carolina

Meeting time: fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Contact facilitator

Contact: Robert Carpenter at ftdconcord@yahoo.com or (704) 773-2891

 North Carolina – Matthews

Under the auspices of Alzheimer’s North Carolina

Meeting time: 2nd Sunday of the month from 3- 5 p.m.

Location: Contact facilitator for specifics.

Contact: Bill Masten at gwcycle@windstream.net or 704-664-2158

North Carolina- Wilmington

Under the auspices of Alzheimer’s North Carolina

Meeting time: 4th Friday of the month at 12 noon

Location: Contact facilitator for specifics.

Contact: Melannie Pate at mpate@alznc.org or 910-686-1944

North Carolina – Winston-Salem

Under the auspices of Alzheimer’s North Carolina

Meeting time: Second Monday of the month, 7 - 9 p.m.

Location:
Temple Emanuel
201 Oakwood Drive
Winston-Salem, NC  27103

Contact: Rona Klein at points14@live.com or by phone at 336-399-6968.