USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute

Support Groups

Our  Support Groups provide family caregivers and those with memory loss an opportunity to talk about their concerns, discuss challenges and share information with others experiencing similar circumstances. The Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute hosts monthly support groups free of charge for members of our Tampa community.  Please see the list below of Support Group descriptions. These meetings are confidential do not allow solicitation from outside businesses. You do not have to be a patient at the Byrd Institute to attend our support groups. 

Registration is not required and new participants are always welcome.

For more information please call 813-396-0722.


PLEASE NOTE The support groups are canceled for March and April. USF Health and the Byrd Institute are limiting meetings and events and encouraging people to avoid groups during this time. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the health  of those who attend is of utmost concern. If you have any questions please email Eileen Poiley 

Current Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Group

This group is for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, vascular dementia, FTD or Lewy body dementia. The group is for caregivers only and it is not advisable to bring your loved to the meeting. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to watch your loved one while you attend.

Meets: The first Thursday of every month
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Parking: Please park in the spaces marked with signs and cones for the Alzheimer's support group.

Grupo de apoyo para cuidadores familiares de Alzheimer: llevado a cabo en ESPAÑOL

Este grupo es solo para personas que cuidan a un ser querido con Alzheimer, demencia vascular, FTD o demencia con cuerpos de Lewy. El grupo es para cuidadores solamente y no es recomendable llevar a sus seres queridos a la reunión. Desafortunadamente, no tenemos la capacidad de mirar a su ser querido mientras asiste.

Cuando: El segundo Martes de cada mes
Hora: 4:30pm - 6pm
Estacionamiento: Por favor estacione en los espacios paralelos a Fletcher Ave que están marcados como Valet.

Support Group for Individuals Recently Diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Other Dementia

This group is for individuals who have memory problems or Alzheimer’s. Caregivers may attend in order to facilitate communication (if needed) or to take notes.

Meets: The third Wednesday of every month
Time: 1pm - 2:30pm
Parking: Please park in the spaces marked with signs and cones for Alzheimer's support group.