Byrd Alzheimer's Institute

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Welcome to the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute


The mission of the Byrd Institute is to provide patient care, conduct research and provide education to caregivers and professionals. This page will help you locate the patient care services you may need for yourself, or for a loved experiencing memory problems. 


Our  researchers, clinicians  and educators are dedicated to:

  • Provide the highest level of care, including diagnostic and on going  management, to those with Alzheimer's and other memory problems.
  • Provide caregivers education and support programs
  • Conduct laboratory research to determine causes and treatments for Alzheimer's and other memory disorders. 
  • Conduct clinical research and drug studies to identify medications to prevent and treat Alzheimer's and memory loss.   

Click to go to our Main Website to learn about our research and caregiver programs

Patient Care Services 

If you are concerned about your own memory, or noticing changes in a loved one's memory, then you have come to the right place.  We understand how this can be upsetting and we are here to help. We are aware of the many options for your healthcare and we hope to have the opportunity to avail our expertise and care to you and your family. We want ensure you get an accurate diagnosis and have a clinician you trust to provide ongoing management. We also offer education and support information and programs for the family as well. 


Our services includes:

  • Diagnostic memory evaluation and ongoing management
  • Occupational therapy services
  • Driver safety and assessment 
  • Free memory screenings

Patients do not need a referral to make an appointment with our clinical providers unless it is required by your insurance. We accept patients who are showing signs of memory loss, dementia or early stage Alzheimer's disease.

At the appointment, patients will receive a thorough evaluation and accurate diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is determined, our expert team of clinicians provide ongoing treatment and symptom management that may include clinical services or support from other specialists.



Byrd Institute is offering Telehealth appointments for patients. Please contact the Byrd Institute directly at (813) 974-4355  to make a Telehealth appointment. 

Information for New Patients

Click to read the following helpful information:
  • How to make an appointment
  • Referrals
  • What to bring to the appointment
  • Parking
  • Insurance
  • Clinic hours
  • Phone number


Other Opportunities for Patients and Family Caregivers

Clinical Research and Drug Studies

 As part of an academic medical center, we are also involved in groundbreaking clinical research. Participation in a study is not required to be seen at the Byrd Alzheimer's Institute.

Caregiver Support

We also understand the impact Alzheimer’s has on the entire family. We  produce a caregiver podcast and conduct a monthly support group  and caregivers workshops to provide families with the knowledge and skills to help them provide the best care for their loved one. Please visit our Caregiver Page for more information.


In the News

LISTEN to the interview with Dr Amanda Smith on Alzheimer's disease: Diagnosis and treatment.

Read about the new study being conducted at the Byrd Institute aimed to delay or prevent Alzheimer's