Resource Directory 

Resources to Help You Along The Way

Alzheimers Association 24/7 Helpline 

The Alzheimer's Association® 24/7 Helpline 1+ (800) 272-3900 is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public. 

An Easy to Use Online Tool- Click on the Type of Resource then enter your zip code. This is a nationwide search tool. While this can bring up for example Assisted Living Facilities, it is always best to contact the facilities directly to find out more specific information such as do they specialize in memory care. 

This is a Florida search tool. You may search on Assisted Living Facilities to find those within a given distance. From there it is best to contact the facility directly to find out more specific information such as do they specialize in memory care. 

About this Directory

This directory was born out of a hard copy file that Herb had created with 50 + folders and 200 + articles. Herb knows the subjects that caregivers would be looking for on the Alzheimers dementia journey. I recognized that using this concept for the website would be very efficient. It is like an old school library subject index file but using hyperlinks and the web. Overall it can be faster than a search tool because those often do not return what the person really needs until they try many times. 


Baker Act

Caregivers- 12 Steps for Caregivers

Caregivers Tool Kit - A wealth of information to help Caregivers

Caregiver Burden (Stress and Burnout)

Clinical Trials

Community Resource Finder -Easy to Use Search Tool

Dementia Road Map

Disaster Preparedness

Pathways Brevard County Emergency Management

Click Here to Download a Copy of the Hurricane Guide for Seniors

Click Here to Download a Copy of the Disaster Supply Checklist 

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Sumter County Emergency Preparedness

This site has information on how to get on the Alert Sumter Notification System &  a link to sign up for the Special Needs Shelter. 

Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900


Alzheimer’s Association Website:

Alzheimer's Association Caregivers in disaster webpage

Memory Client Suggested Shelter Packing List (from FL Dept. of Health)


State of Florida Special Needs Shelter Sign-up

Link for Florida-wide Webinar on this topic:

Emotions and Feelings

Help Cards

Home Health Care - Agency Checklist 


Music Therapy

You may contact Alexa Marsellos the music therapist in the video directly

1+(786) 338-8521

Alive Inside  Award Winning Documentary on Using Music Therapy

Reviews of Residential Facilities -Florida Health

Safety in the Home


Tips for Caregivers