Alzheimer's Support Network
660 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 21
Naples, FL 34102
The Alzheimer's Support Network is a local, not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to serving the thousands of families dealing with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia in Collier County.
One in three families is affected by Alzheimer's disease. The progression of this fatal illness ranges from two to 20 years. Presently, there is no known treatment or cure. Due to the nature of the caregiving burden, Alzheimer's disease seriously impacts the lives of everyone in the family. Often the only help available is through organizations like ours. In 30 years of service by the Alzheimer’s Support Network, countless families have sought and received help. Currently, we serve over 4,000 families.
All Services are Free of Charge and include:
þ Caregivers' Resource Center containing information on Alzheimer's disease and subjects important to those who care for someone with a dementia; including articles, books, audio presentations, dvd’s, etc. available on loan or for you to keep.
þ Support Groups (over 30 meetings each month) including general discussions as well as specialized groups (for male caregivers, those using a facility, adult children, daughters, a Marco group, day to day Coping, etc.) The vast majority of these group are open to family caregivers without reservation.
þ Club Room with special care for loved ones with dementia during support group meetings.
þ Special Programs for those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s or another memory disorder (including an 8 week course for couples, and extended weekly groups for both men and women in the early stages)
Ladies Club is for women in the early stages of Alzheimer's.
Naples Club (Gentlemen's Club) is for men in the early stages of Alzheimer's.
The Early Stage Group is an 8 week course designed for couples.
Horse Therapy a program for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers provided by the Naples Equestrian
Challenge. This is an 8 week program. Please note this is only program listed where this is a fee.
$10 per session which is required by the Naples Equestrian Challenge.
NATURE'S PEACE GUIDED TOUR This is a free program sponsored by CREW Land and Water Trust to provide
Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers a once monthly guided tour through
Bird Rookery Swamp.
Hospital Wristband Program Grey Wristbands to help identify patients who have dementia as
"Memory Impaired" and as a "Non-Decision Maker"
þ Monthly Educational Meetings open to the public, featuring nationally known and local experts.
þ 24-Hour Helpline: Call (239) 262-8388
þ Individual and Family Problem Solving. We are open Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm. Walk-in’s are welcomed. We never turn anyone away. We invite all families to come in and meet with our family counsults privately. You may always call us to set up an appointment for a privately meeting: (239) 262-8388
þ Informed Referral to area services
þ Advocacy for people suffering from dementia
þ Wanderer's Identification Program in coordination with the Sheriff's Department
þ Virtual Family Meeting. This service is for those who can not come into the office to meet with us, or wish to find out more before they come. You will find online answers to many common questions.
Funding for the Alzheimer's Support Network is entirely through individual and corporate donations and a select few foundation grants. One hundred percent of funds raised stay in the community and is almost entirely used for direct service.