Byrd Alzheimer's Institute

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Caregiver Support

We understand the daily challenges faced by caregivers, which is why caregiver education and support is a major part of the mission of the Byrd Institute.  We offer the following services to help caregivers as they navigate the Alzheimer's journey with their loved one.

Caregiver Support Group 

Support groups provide an excellent opportunity to talk to other caregivers in similar situations. Currently our monthly support group meets the first Thursday of every month from 2-4pm on Zoom.

Our caregiver support group is for individuals caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimer's or other dementias. You do not need to be seeing a provider at the Byrd Institute to attend the support group. 

Contact Rose Hari at or 813-396-0849 for the Zoom link or for questions. 

Scroll below to view frequently asked questions.  

Caregiver Workshops 

We conduct caregiver workshops every month to provide critical information and practical tips to help caregivers. The workshops are currently being conducted on Zoom. Please contact Eileen Poiley at to receive the schedule of upcoming workshops.. 

Caregiver Podcast  

The Alzheimer's Caregiver Podcast is an excellent resource to help with the day-to-day challenges and concerns.  Each episode is only approximately 30 minutes and you can listen at your convenience. There are more than 150 episodes to choose from on a variety of topics.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Support Group: Frequently Asked Questions

The Caregiver Support Group is held the first Thursday of every month from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

The support group is held on Zoom. Email Rose Hari for the Zoom link..
Advanced registration is not required, however since the group meets on Zoom, you will need to contact Rose Hari for the Zoom link.  You do not need to RSVP each month once you have the Zoom link..
No, the support group is free for all participants.
No, your loved one does not have to be a patient at the Institute to attend our support group.
The caregiver support group is just for the caregivers.  If the person you are caring for lives with you, you may need to go in the other room to join the support group .