Alzheimer's Disease Services

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.

Available Care

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.