Support Groups – CT, NYC, MA, RI


FTD Caregiver Support – Fairfield County, CT

There isn’t a group meeting in Fairfield County but you can contact Ed Fitzgerald,, for advice and guidance re FTD caregiving and the resources available.

FTD Caregiver Support Group – Farmington, CT

The CT FTD Foundation has a support group meeting for all caregiver’s and families/friends who have a loved one diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).

Meetings are the third Sunday of the month at Arden Courts of Farmington, 45 South Rd Farmington, CT 06032 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM.

Our support group meetings are a chance for everyone to share their experiences and express concerns. It also gives a chance to share ideas that have worked for other caregivers going through the same experience. Meetings are informal.  You are welcome to bring your loved one with FTD, Arden Courts will provide respite care in a separate room.  Please just let us know in advance if your loved one will attend.

Hosted by The CT FTD Foundation and meetings are free. For more information contact Please RSVP for each meeting.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group – Norwalk, CT

For caregivers of family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) or other dementias. The group offers caregivers an opportunity to share their experiences, help others by sharing their ideas, find out about resources and information that might be helpful. Meetings are friendly and informal. Occasionally there are themes and guest speakers.

Meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month, 10:30 to 11:30am at the Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road.

Hosted by Lynn Westfield, the group is free and open to all. Membership in the Senior Center is not required. For more information or if you are interested in participating, please call Lynn at (203) 847-3115 ext. 108 or send an email to

New York City

FTD Support Group
Meets: Twice Monthly, First and Third Wednesday,  4:30pm to 5:45pm
Meeting Location : CaringKind (formerly the Alzheimer’s Association of NYC)
Location: 360 Lexington Ave., 4th Floor New York, NY
Facilitator : Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC  – 212-305-7382 –
Anyone interested in attending must call Jill Goldman.

Boston Area

FTD Support Groups


Cambridge, MA
2nd Tuesday of every month
Mount Auburn Hospital
Cambridge, MA
Clough Board Room (2nd floor near the cafeteria)
7:00 – 9:00PM
Facilitator: Amy Almeida

Danvers, MA
3rd Thursday of every month
The Atrium at Veronica Drive
1 Veronica Drive
Danvers, MA
Facilitator: Amy Almeida/Atrium staff

Newton, MA
Last Tuesday of every month
Newton Wellesley Hospital
Newton, MA
7:00 – 9:00PM
Facilitators: Katie Brandt & John Kearney

Rhode Island

FTD Support Group

Brookdale East Bay
1440 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915
1st Tuesday of every month: 6:30 – 8:00PM
Facilitator: Doreen C. Putnam (email to attend)