Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative
Florida's Alzheimer's Disease Initiative (ADI) provides services to meet the changing needs of individuals and families living with Alzheimer's disease and similar memory disorders.
ADI respite care is available for caregivers of adults age 18 and older who have been diagnosed as having probable Alzheimer’s disease or other related memory disorders where mental changes appear and interfere with the activities of daily living.
Caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or related memory disorders can receive training and other ADI support services in addition to respite care.
ADI respite services include in-home, adult day care, emergency, and extended care (up to 30 days) for caregivers who serve patients with memory disorders. In addition to respite services, the ADI provides for support services that include:
Specialized medical equipment and supplies
Caregiver counseling and support groups
These services are provided through the 11 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA’s). For eligibility requirements and how to receive these services, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging by calling the Elder Helpline at 1-800-96-Elder (1-800-963-5337)
Floridians of any age suspected of having a memory disorder may request that a Memory Disorder Clinic conduct diagnostic evaluations to determine probable Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders.
In order to locate your nearest Memory Disorder Clinic, please click here.
The Memory Disorder Clinics also coordinate with law enforcement agencies after a Silver Alert has been issued.
The Florida Silver Alert is used to locate missing persons suffering from an irreversible deterioration of intellectual faculties. Law enforcement agencies must activate a local or regional alert to locate the person prior to the issuance of a State Silver Alert. Visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s website to learn more about Silver Alerts
Follow this link to sign up for Silver Alert notifications.
Floridians of any age, regardless of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other related memory disorder, are eligible to sign up with the Brain Bank. Medical records documenting a general physical examination, neurological examination, hematological and biochemical studies, and a scan of the brain must be available.
Follow this link to learn more about the Florida Alzheimer’s Brain Bank which supports the Alzheimer’s Disease Research.
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