A welcoming place to find support and share what you've learned with others.
Patients and family members often feel isolated by their condition or circumstances. Under the guidance of a trained professional, support group participants can share experiences, discuss coping strategies, and increase knowledge of disease-related topics. They also offer support and encouragement to each other.
Some additional benefits include:
Meeting people coping with similar experiences
Learning about resources
Finding solutions for disease-related challenges
Experiencing a safe environment in which to discuss difficult issues
Increasing sense of well-being
Current support groups at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
All support groups are open to the community and are offered free of charge.
Individuals are welcome to drop in; no reservation is needed.
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Ongoing weekly support group for adult family members of individuals with memory loss.
The group is facilitated by Donna Munic-Miller, PhD, and meets on Wednesdays from 1:15 - 2:45 pm. Contact Dr. Munic-Miller at 702.483.6035 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Ongoing monthly support group for gene-positive individuals who are asymptomatic or early stage and for adult family members and caregivers.
This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from noon - 1 pm and is facilitated by Donna Munic Miller, PhD. Contact her at 702.483.6035 or email@example.com for additional information.
Ongoing monthly support group for individuals with early stage Parkinson's and adult family members. Phone screening required for new early stage participants.
Separate groups are facilitated by Joanne Fairchild, LCSW, and Samuel Hickson, MSSA, LSW, and meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Contact Mr. Hickson at 702.701.7929 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
An evening support group for Frontotemporal Disorders (FTD) and Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) care partners. This support groups meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month in the evening.
For more information and to register, please contact Ruth Almen, Clinical Manager of Social Work and Social Services at 702.483.6054 or email@example.com
Thanks to our donors, support groups are provided free of charge and are open to the public. To find out how you can sponsor a support group, please contact the Development Team at 702.263.9797 or DonateNevada@ccf.org.