Support Groups


The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute hosts multiple support groups that meet monthly to discuss a variety of issues related to caring for individuals with memory impairment or coping with your own memory loss or Alzheimer's. Attending a support group is highly recommended and is a great way to share your concerns with others who understand what you are going through. Whether is it your own memory loss, or you are caring for a loved one with memory loss, attending a support group is definitely time well spent.

All support group meetings are free and meet at the Institute. For more information, please call (813) 396-0659. Map & Driving Directions

Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group
Meets the first Thursday of every month from 2:00-4:00 pm

This group is for individuals caring for someone with all types of dementia including MCI, Alzheimer’s, Lewy body dementia, FTD and vascular dementia.

Support Group for INDIVIDUALS recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's or memory loss
Meets the third Wednesday of every month from 1:00-2:30 pm

All support group meetings are free and meet at the Institute. For more information, please call (813) 396-0659.

PLEASE NOTE: These support groups are free and open to the public. The meetings are intended for family caregivers or individuals with memory loss, and we cannot allow solicitation or participation by companies, health care professionals or service providers. The caregiver support group is for just the caregiver, and it is not advisable to bring your loved one to this meeting. The group for individuals with memory loss or Alzheimer’s is just for these individuals and it is preferred that caregivers do not attend. You or your loved one do not need to be a patient of a physician at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute to attend a support group.