Support Groups

We understand the impact of a dementia diagnosis. We are here to support you and your family throughout this journey.

Learn about free support groups available to you offered by the Biggs Institute and our community partners.

Support groups hosted by the Biggs Institute are facilitated by our certified health care professionals to provide encouraging discussion in a informative and supportive environment with others who are experiencing similar situations.

Biggs Institute Caring for a Parent with Dementia Support Group

A peer and professionally led group for adults with parents diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

When: Every second Thursday 4:00-5:30pm
Where: Online using Zoom Video

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WellMed SOS Caregivers: Virtual Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
When: Every second and fourth Wednesday at 10:00-11:15am

For more information or to register, contact Cindy Robles at crobles11@wellmed.net or 210-254-1489.

*This group is not hosted by the Biggs Institute.

WellMed SOS Caregivers Support Groups

Northeast Senior Center
When: Every third Wednesday at 10:00-11:30am

Rainbow Senior Center at Boerne
When: Every third Thursday at 10:30-11:45am

Trevino Lopez Senior Center
When: Every fourth Thursday at 10:00-11:30am

For more information or to register, contact Cindy Robles at crobles11@wellmed.net or 210-254-1489.

*This group is not hosted by the Biggs Institute.

FTD Support Group
When: Every fourth Friday at 10:30 am

For more information or to register, contact Dionne Coston at mail4dna@yahoo.com or 210-627-4726.

*This group is not hosted by the Biggs Institute.

Huntington’s Disease Society of America Texas Support Groups
Austin, Texas Support Group
When: Every second Saturday at 1-2:30pm

For more information or to register, contact Dale Sonnenberg, PhD, group facilitator, at dalesonnenberg@gmail.com or Kowecha Street, group organizer, at kowechas@gmail.com

*This group is not hosted by the Biggs Institute.

Greater North Texas: Arlington Support Group
When: Every first Sunday of the month 2-3:30pm

For more information or to register, contact Cheryl Lenheiser, LCSW, at 214-952-2378 or clenheiser@hdsa.org

*This group is not hosted by the Biggs Institute.

Greater North Texas: North Dallas and Plano Support Group
When: Every second Monday of the month 7:00-8:30pm

For more information or to register, contact Cheryl Lenheiser, LCSW at 214-952-2378 or clenheiser@hdsa.org

*This group is not hosted by the Biggs Institute.

Greater Houston Area Support Group
When: Every second Saturday of the month 2:00-4:00pm

For more information or to register, contact Katie Plunkett, MS, at 713-540-2536 or Kplunkett66@gmail.com 

*This group is not hosted by the Biggs Institute.

Central Texas Lewy Body Dementia Support Group for Caregivers
When: Every first and third Saturdays at 10:00 am

For more information or to register, contact Sarah Hyde-Williams at sarah@slaaustin.com or 832-794-8810.

*This group is not hosted by the Biggs Institute.

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Living with Lewy for those Living with Lewy Body Dementia and their Caregivers
When: Every second Monday at 2:00 pm

For more information or to register, contact Sarah Hyde-Williams at sarah@slaaustin.com or 832-794-8810.

*This group is not hosted by the Biggs Institute.

Virtual Group for Individuals Living with PCA
When: Every second Friday online using Zoom Video

For more information or to register, contact Jaime Talan at jtalan3k@aol.com or 516-330-6498.

*This group is not hosted by the Biggs Institute.

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Virtual Group for Caregivers and Individuals Living with PCA
When: Every fourth Friday online using Zoom Video

For more information or to register, contact Jaime Talan at jtalan3k@aol.com or 516-330-6498.

*This group is not hosted by the Biggs Institute.

Primary Progressive Aphasia Support Group for Patients and their Caregivers in Partnership with UT Austin Aphasia Research Treatment Lab

For more information on eligibility and participation, contact The UT Austin Aphasia Research Treatment Lab, Lisa Wauters at lisa.wauters@austin.utexas.edu or 512-471-3420.

Biggs Institute Grief and Loss Support Group

A peer and professionally led group focusing on navigating grief in the later stages of caregiving and after.
When: Every first and third Thursday 9:00 – 10:30am
Where: Online using Zoom Video

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Virtual/Phone Caregiver Support Group by the Alzheimer’s Association
When: First and third Friday in November 11:00am – 12pm

For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 helpline at 1-800-272-3900.

Virtual/Phone Caregiver Support Group by the Alzheimer’s Association

When: Every second Saturday 10:00am to 11:00amCST

For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 helpline at 1-800-272-3900.