At Vanderbilt we understand that family members are an integral part of the healthcare team. We also know that the role of a caregiver can be challenging in many ways. Those caring for loved ones with dementia are at a higher risk for burnout. We believe caring for families is an essential part of caring for our patients.
Nashville FTD Caregiver Support Group
If you have a loved one with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) we welcome you to join our Nashville FTD Caregiver Support Group. This group provides a place for family members and friends of those with FTD to share their experiences and offer support to each other.
- Our group is facilitated by a psychologist and psychiatrist both with experience in caring for individuals with FTD.
- The group meets monthly in a central location near Vanderbilt in the neighborhood of Green Hills.
- Please email Adriana Kipper-Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending our support group
Please follow the Facebook page to keep up with important information: https://www.facebook.com/NashvilleFTDCaregiverSupportGroup
Online Resources for Families
Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)
National Institute on Aging
Family Caregiver Alliance
Frontotemporal Disorders: Hope Through Research
FTD Support Forum
Life with Dementia
Caregiver Wellness Podcast For Alzheimer's and other Dementias
What if it’s not Alzheimer’s, edited by Lisa Radin and Gary Radin (updated and revised 2014)
The 36 Hour Day, Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins, MD (revised and updated in 2012)
The Common Sense Guide to Dementia for Clinicians and Caregivers, by Drs. Anne M. Lipton and Cindy D. Marshall (2013)