Alzheimer's Disease Initiative Program
The Alzheimer's Disease Initiative (ADI) program 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:
- Case management
- Specialized medical equipment and supplies
- Caregiver Counseling and support groups
- Caregiver training
For eligibility requirements and how to receive these services, you can contact our Helpline at 954-745-9779.
Memory Disorder Clinics
The legislature has authorized 17 memory disorder clinics (MDCs) operating in 13 distinct service areas that provide comprehensive diagnostic and referral services for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. The clinics also conduct service-related research and develop caregiver training materials and educational opportunities.
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 Broward County, the Memory Disorder Clinic is located at Broward Health North 201 E Sample Rd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33064 (954) 786-7392. The Memory Disorder Clinics also coordinate with law enforcement agencies after a Silver Alert has been issued.
For additional resources regarding Alzheimer's Disease or related Dementia, please see below:
The Alzheimer's Association is a national nonprofit and leader in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia. We accomplish this by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.™
For more information, visit www.alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.
ACTS2 Caregiver Project
The ACTS 2 Project provides support to African-American Alzheimer’s caregivers. Through our FREE caregiving support sessions, you will learn the essential skills needed to support your loved ones. In addition, ACTS 2 will provide FREE telephone-based training and support sessions when you need them.
Dementia Care and Cure Initiative Task Force (DCCI)
The DCCI Task Force is a Task Force comprised of voluntary community members who are dedicated to creating a Dementia Caring community in Broward County. The Task Force is part of the DOEA strategic priority to create Age-Friendly communities throughout the State of Florida. DCCI aims to create aware and sensitive communities where individuals with dementia, their families, and their caregivers can access supportive services while also maintaining their active participation in the community. See our committee page under "About Us/DCCI" for more information on the Task Force.
Dementia and Alzheimer Resources
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) provides therapeutic robotic pets and MP3 players to socially isolated seniors and adults living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD). The interactive pets help combat social isolation and depression among older individuals and people living with ADRD by improving overall mood and quality of life. Family caregivers may experience a reduction in stress, and caregivers benefit when companion pets allow increased engagement with the older adult and their environment.
If you would like to obtain a free robotic pet (cat or dog) or MP3 player for your loved one, please click on the below link to apply.