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Local LBD Support Groups

Highlands County Area Weekly Daytime Caregiver Support Group

When: Every Thursday, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Who: Family members of loved ones with progressive dementia.

Location: Sebring Christian Church

Address: 4514 Hammock Road Sebring, FL 33872

Contact:

Jean Maas
863.314.9193
jeanmaas@embarqmail.com
Ellen McKissock
863.385.5408

Category:

General: facilitated by a caregiver/peer
Highlands County Area Weekly Evening Caregiver Support Group

When: 2nd and 4th Thursday each month 6:00pm-7:00pm

Who: Family members of loved ones with progressive dementia.

Location: Sebring Christian Church

Address: 4514 Hammock Road Sebring, FL 33872

Contact:

Jean Maas
863.314.9193
jeanmaas@embarqmail.com
Ellen McKissock
863.385.5408

Category:

General: facilitated by a caregiver/peer
Indian River County Area Weekly Daytime Caregiver Support Group

When: Monthly

Who: Family members of loved ones diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia

Location: Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County

Address: 2300 5th Ave. Suite 150 Vero Beach, FL 32960

Contact:

Paulette Liebman
772-770-1656 or 772-766-0800
plieb2@yahoo.com

Category:

General: facilitated by a caregiver/peer
Jacksonville, FL - Mayo Clinic Memory Disorder Clinic Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Education Series and Caregiver Support Group

When: Third Tuesday of every month, 10:45 a.m. – noon.

Who: For family members to improve their understanding of dementia, including symptoms and behavior changes as well as understand the progression of the disease, plan for the future, and provide knowledge to assist in their caregiving role.

Location: Mayo Clinic Memory Disorder Clinic, Cannaday Building – Room 1106

Address: 4500 San Pablo Road Jacksonville, FL 32224

Contact:

Category:

Professional: facilitated by a professional at an advocacy organization, long-term care facility, or other group
North Pinellas County Lewy Body Dementia Support Group

When: Third Monday of every month, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Who: Lewy body dementia caregivers and family members.

Location: Arden Courts Dementia Assisted Living (behind Manor Care)

Address: 2895 Tampa Road Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Contact:

Debbie Langrock
727.784.6597 or 727.686.9272
dlangrock@preferhome.com

Category:

Professional: facilitated by a professional at an advocacy organization, long-term care facility, or other group
Pinellas County/Largo (daytime) Dementia Caregiver Support Group

When: First and third Friday of every month, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Who: Dementia caregivers, including Lewy body dementia caregivers.

Location: Grand Villa Assisted Living

Address: 750 Starkey Road Largo, FL 33771

Contact:

Karen (Karle) Truman, Ph.D.
727.391.9999 on Mondays – Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

karenkarle@knology.net

Category:

Professional: facilitated by a professional at an advocacy organization, long-term care facility, or other group
Pinellas County/Largo (evening) Dementia Caregiver Support Group

When: First and third Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Who: Dementia caregivers, including Lewy body dementia caregivers.

Location: Grand Villa Assisted Living

Address: 750 Starkey Road Largo, FL 33771

Contact:

Karen (Karle) Truman, Ph.D.
727.391.9999 on Mondays - Thursdays, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
karenkarle@knology.net

Category:

Professional: facilitated by a professional at an advocacy organization, long-term care facility, or other group
Polk County/Cypress Gardens Dementia Caregiver Support Group

When: Fourth Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Who: Dementia caregivers, including Lewy body dementia caregivers.

Location: The Meadows at Cypress Gardens

Address: 3050 Woodmont Avenue Winter Haven, FL 33884

Contact:

Suzanne Lull
863.676.6000
suzcl63@gmail.com

Category:

General: facilitated by a caregiver/peer
Tampa Bay LBD Caregiver Support Group

When: Second Monday of every month from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Who: Caregivers and family members of those diagnosed with Lewy body dementia.

Location: USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center

Address: 4001 E. Fletcher Avenue Tampa, FL 33613

Contact:

Nancy Teten, LCSW
(813) 974-4355
Betsy McDargh, Family Facilitator
813-486-1256
tampabaylewybodycaregivers@gmail.com

Category:

General: facilitated by a caregiver/peer