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For help with food, housing, employment, healthcare, counseling, and crisis intervention, and more in many counties in Florida. www.211.org, or call 211
This organization provides support, education, and research throughout Florida. They have excellent educational material, a newsletter, fundraising and volunteer opportunities, and a 24/7 helpline. www.alz.org or call 800 272 3900.
- Central and North Florida Chapter: Gainesville, Longwood, Tallahassee, FL
- Florida Gulf Coast Chapter: Clearwater, Haines City, and Lakewood Ranch, FL
- Southeast Florida Chapter: Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Port Saint Lucie, West Palm Beach, FL
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
ADEAR was established by an act of Congress in 1990 and is part of the National Institutes of Health. Its mandate is to compile, archive, and disseminate information about Alzheimer's disease for health professionals, people with AD and their families, and the public. The website provides excellent educational material about Alzheimer’s disease, current research initiatives, support services, and much more. https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers, or call 800 438 4380.
The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services. https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx 800 677 1116.
Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)
A community-based nonprofit organization that addresses the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. FCA provides assistance, education, services, research, and advocacy. www.caregiver.org, or call 800 445 8106.
Florida Council on Aging
The Florida Council on Aging, headquartered in Tallahassee is a statewide association that represents aging interests through education, information-sharing, and advocacy. www.fcoa.org, or call 850 222 8877.
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
The Department provides most services through its Division of Statewide Community-Based Services, which works through the state’s eleven Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to deliver essential services to a vital segment of the population. The Department also directly administers a wide range of programs. For an overview of programs and services, please click here: https://elderaffairs.org/programs-services/. https://elderaffairs.org/, or call 850 414 2000.
Florida Elder Helpline: Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Provides information regarding elder services and activities available through the Elder Helpline Information and Assistance service within each Florida County. All Elder Helplines can be accessed through the Florida Telecommunication Relay System (1-800-955-8771 for TDD or 1 800 963-5337 for voice) which allows telephone calls to be placed between TDD users and non-users with the help of specially trained operators translating the calls. https://elderaffairs.org/programs-services/elder-helpline-1-800-963-5337/.
Teepa Snow, Dementia Education and Training
An advocate for those living with dementia—has made it her personal mission to help families and professionals better understand how it feels to live with the challenges and changes that accompany various forms of dementia. Her company, Positive Approach, offers education to family and professional care partners all over the world. Training is available through video, online, and in-person trainings and consulting. http://teepasnow.com/or call 877 877 1671.