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Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

Support Groups Near You

Our Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers. In the group, attendees develop coping methods, encourage self-care, learn about community resources, and optimize care techniques.

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Caregiver Center

Are you a caregiver? You are not alone. We are here for you.

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Stay up to date with current research. Learn about clinical trials.

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Become An Alzheimer's Advocate

Get involved today! Join the National Alzheimer's Advocate Network.
Whoever you are, wherever you live, there is something you can do to make a difference. 

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Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms.

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Register Today! Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

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Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter serves 16 counties with education and support as well as raising funds for research.

Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Our Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is here to help. We provide education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout our community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families.

We are also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

The state of Florida has the second highest incidence of Alzheimer’s. Within the 16 counties that comprise the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs estimates that in 2016 there were 177,489 people living with Alzheimer's disease. That means that 1 in every 33 people of all ages has Alzheimer’s disease in areas served by our chapter. These numbers do not include the snowbirds who reside in the region during the winter months.

The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter meets the challenge of such overwhelming numbers through a dedicated staff out of four regional offices and the Memory Mobile, a mobile classroom and office, that serves rural and inner city communities.

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