Caregiver Support

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 if you are interested in attending our support group

Please follow the Facebook page to keep up with important information:

Online Resources for Families

Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)

Alzheimer’s Association

National Institute on Aging

Family Caregiver Alliance

Frontotemporal Disorders: Hope Through Research

FTD Support Forum


Remember me 

Alzheimer's Speaks

Life with Dementia 

Caregiver Wellness Podcast For Alzheimer's and other Dementias

Recommended Books

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)