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Family Caregiver Seminars

The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute presents a series of seminars to help family caregivers improve communication and manage difficult behaviors.

Click here for more details and the full seminar schedule.

Please contact Kara Allen for future dates or to register at (813) 396-0659, email karalallen@health.usf.edu

Alzheimer's & Dementia 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. 

All support group meetings are free and meet at the Byrd Institute. For more information, please call (813) 974-4355.

Support Group for Alzheimer's Caregivers:
First Thursday of every month, 2:00-4:00 pm.

Support Group for Mild Cognitive Impairment Caregivers:
Fourth Thursday of every month, 2:00-3:00 pm

NEW Support group for Lewy Body Dementia Caregivers:
Second Monday of every month, 3:00-4:00 pm

Support Group for INDIVIDUALS recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's or memory loss:
Third Wednesday of every month, 1:00-3:00 pm



Clinical Research / Clinical Trials at the Byrd Institute

The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute is involved in a number of research studies for various stages of Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment. Several of these studies investigate potential treatments that target the plaques and tangles in the brain. Some studies involve pills, while others use intravenous (IV) infusions. Other trials study the effect of noninvasive treatments and nutritional supplements on Alzheimer’s disease. Some studies involve more advanced brain imaging techniques such as PET scans.

A number of studies are going on at any given time. We invite you to talk with the Institute's clinical research experts about studies that are enrolling and to schedule a screening visit.

Visit the Institute's Clinical Research page to find out more.