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11. Dementia and Aging Resources

Alzheimer’s Project
The Alzheimer’s Project, located in Tallahassee provides comfort, support, and assistance to persons with memory disorders and their caregivers. It serves the Big Bend community of Florida through education and training, in-home respite, support groups, counseling, referral to community resources, and recovery of wanderers through the Project Lifesaver program. Services are free of charge. www.alzheimersproject.org / 850 386 2778

Area Agency on Aging for North Florida
Serves as the designated Aging Resource Center for the Panhandle and Big Bend areas. Consumers, families and caregivers can access the Aging Resource Center in their community by calling the Elder Helpline. www.aaanf.org / 800 963 5337

Florida Adult Day Services Association (FADSA)
Provides leadership, education, planning, and development of adult day services across Florida. FADSA promotes quality day services, respite programs, adult day health centers, and education, training, and advocacy within the long-term care industry. www.fadsafl.org

Florida Council on Aging
Serves Florida's aging interests through education, information-sharing, and advocacy. Founded in 1955, it is Florida's only statewide association representing virtually all aging interests and disciplines. www.fcoa.org / 850 222 8877

Florida Department of Elder Affairs (FDEA)
A comprehensive listing of Alzheimer’s and dementia care resources throughout Florida including memory disorder clinics, model daycare, the Alzheimer’s Rural Care Healthline, Respite Services for Caregiver Relief, and links to Alzheimer’s disease information. elderaffairs.state.fl.us/english/alz.php / 850 414 2000

Florida Hospice and Palliative Care Association (FHPC)
FHPC is a not-for-profit organization representing Florida’s hospice programs. Its mission is to ensure access to hospice care, and it advocates for the needs of those in the final phases of life. www.floridahospices.org / 800 282 6560

Florida Telecommunications Relay (FTRI)
A statewide nonprofit organization that administers the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for citizens of Florida who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, and speech impaired. Responsible for the education and promotion of the Florida Relay Service. www.ftri.org / 888 554 1151

Memory Disorder Clinic at the Tallahassee Memorial Neuroscience Center
A team of memory disorder specialists who provide a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation for persons concerned about memory problems. www.tmh.org 850 431 5037