Welcome to the Alzheimer's Family Organization!

Alzheimer's Family Organization (AFO)  is a community based, non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization focused on helping caregivers achieve and maintain a better quality of life not only for their loved ones, but for themselves. Finding this balance enables them to enjoy and appreciate the time they have with their loved one without sacrificing their personal well-being. AFO provides this opportunity through local, caring support, including training, education, support programs, and referral services. When caregivers engage with AFO, they soon realize they are not alone—they have a “family” of caring experts that understands and will stand beside them.

We are funded through donations, memberships, bequests and fundraising efforts and largely in part because of our wonderful volunteers! The funds received by our organization stay within the eight local communities we provide services to; Citrus, Hernando, Lake, North Hillsborough, North Pinellas, South Marion, Pasco and Sumter Counties.

Our Mission and Vision statements indicate what we have committed ourselves to accomplish.  We offer a wide range of services and programs that will help support caregiver's who have a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia.

Wanderer's Reunification Program

The Alzheimer’s Family Organization (AFO) has a joint program with various Sheriff’s Departments to help identify and quickly return wandering memory- impaired persons to their homes. Numerous cases of lost persons are reported in several counties each year and hundreds more are believed to go unreported. Recognizing that the problem is expected to grow as our population ages, the AFO offers this registry for patients who suffer from memory disorders and have a tendency to wander away. Learn more about this program...

Support Groups

Select one of the counties from our service area to see a list of over 50 support groups near you!

Respite Care Financial Assistance Program

The Alzheimer's Family Organization offers a Respite Care Financial Assistance Program which provides a monetary reimbursement to caregivers for respite costs. Respite Care is “time off” for the caregiver. The well-being of the caregiver contributes greatly to the well-being of the loved one. Respite services allow caregivers to receive much needed relief and time to do necessary and enjoyable activities. To apply for this program, please download and complete the Respite Care Application. Learn more about this service...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Dementia Basics – Eustis

    July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Dementia Basics – Lake County

    July 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Alive Inside: Screening to benefit the AFO

    July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Cruisin’ with the Classics

    July 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am