Supporting Family Caregivers

Do you provide a broad range of assistance for an adult relative, partner, friend or neighbor with a chronic or disabling condition?

The Caregiver TLC Research Program offers FREE ONLINE support to adults providing care to older persons with memory loss, dementia, or chronic illness.

Caregivers will complete six weekly virtual Zoom sessions led by trained facilitators.

This workshop will teach coping skills to deal with stress, depression and burden, and strategies to improve quality of life.

We also offer "Continuing Conversations", free online seminars that complement the Caregiver TLC Program, with beneficial information and support to caregivers. More info below. See flyer for details.

Is Caregiver TLC For Me?

  • Do you consistently provide care to a person with a chronic illness, dementia or memory loss?
  • Do you help your family member to remember appointments, get bathed or dressed, or take their medications on time?
  • Could you attend six weekly 2‐hour Zoom* sessions?
  • Would you like to connect with other caregivers near you?
  • Do you have a personal email address?

* Technical support available to assist with Zoom access and usage.

How Do I

Learn More and Register?

To Register: Visit the Caregiver TLC Website at

To Ask Questions: contact us at or call us at 704 687-6166

Learn more and register

Continuing Conversations

Thank you for your interest and participation in the Caregiver TLC Program. We appreciate and value your continued support and participation. In an effort to continue providing beneficial information and support to caregivers, UNCC and the Optimal Aging Center are offering a series of "Continuing Conversations".

The first 3 meetings in this series are a combination of didactic and experiential opportunities. Each session is 90 minutes in length. The first 40 minutes is a webinar format and will contain didactic information about the specific topic. There will be a short break and then those who wish to remain and talk about how this information applies to them, and have the opportunity to personalize their learning, are welcome to remain on for the second 45 minutes. We encourage all caregivers to stay for the full time if they are able to in order to get the most out of this special series.

Topics focus on learning less stressful ways to handle difficult behaviors that you face on a regular basis in your caregiving. Examples include: ways to respond when your care recipient asks the same question over and over, or what to do when you see your loved one is very sad or anxious & you can’t seem to help their mood.

These FREE meetings will be held over zoom and sponsored by Southminster & The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, under the leadership of Dr. Julian Montoro-Rodriguez. The meetings will be facilitated by Dr. Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, one of the key developers of this program and a mental health practitioner for over 20 years. Each event is FREE!

Please register here for each event: You will receive an email with a Zoom invite to each event you register for approximately 24-48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

Continuing Conversations "Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviors" Series Schedule:
  • Wed 09/15/21: 7:00 pm (ET): Learning about "Triggers" and "Responses" & Ways to Modify Them
  • Wed 10/13/21: 7:00pm (ET): Sharing Positive Activities Can Go A Long Way to Improving Mood!
  • Wed 11/17/21: 7:00pm (ET): Communication and Conflict: Some Recommended Strategies for Improvement
  • Wed 01/19/22: 7:00pm (ET): Empowering Caregivers With a Voice: You Have a Voice... Use it!

Continuing Conversations Recordings

Please see below for recordings of these Webinars for those unable to attend the live sessions.

Learning about "Triggers", "Responses", and Ways to Modify Them
  • by Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD, ABPP
  • Continuing Conversations

First meeting of the Continuing Conversation series.