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The Brain Bus Is Now Virtual

Online programs are led by trained dementia experts and will address the benefits of early detection, early diagnosis, brain health, risk reduction, how to receive an accurate diagnosis and the latest advancements in Alzheimer's research.

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Virtual Caregiver College

When it comes to dementia caregiving, knowledge is power. Join us for a series of interactive, online educational classes to help you build your caregiver tool kit. 

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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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Support Groups Available by Phone

To keep our critical, statewide network of 200+ caregiver and early-stage support groups functioning while social distancing, we have provided each Alzheimer’s Association support group facilitator with a unique, confidential conference call line specifically assigned to their group. To find a new support group to join, please call our 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.

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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 those 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 Brain Bus, a mobile outreach iniative that serves rural and urban communities throughout Florida.

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