Sharing a Dementia Diagnosis with Family

After a dementia diagnosis, a family meeting should be scheduled to discuss:

As emotions can be high during this time, it may help to have a neutral, third-party facilitator assist in leading a family meeting, such as a clergy leader, counselor or social worker.

Coordinating a Family Meeting

Family Caregiver Alliance
Information on who should attend a family meeting and what questions should be discussed.
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Counseling

Individual and Family Counseling at the Biggs Institute
Our counselor is available to support you and your family navigate these difficult conversations.
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Legal, Financial and Long-Term Planning

Learn about starting important conversations on legal, financial and long-term planning for a person with dementia.

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Upcoming events


ReCollections: Art Conversations with the San Antonio Museum of Art

This free interactive program features trained museum staff to encourage reminiscing inspired by works of art and inspire attendees to create their own masterpieces. Lunch, art supplies, parking and admission to the museum for the day are all included with free registration.


Caring for a Parent with Dementia Support Group

Join our experts in dementia care online for encouraging discussion about caring for a parent living with dementia in a supportive and informative environment with others who are experiencing similar situations.


Parkinson’s Support Group

Join our experts in dementia care for encouraging discussion about living and coping with Parkinson's disease.