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Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease. The hallmark of the disease is a progressive loss of memory function as well as other cognitive abilities, although people with the disease may also experience emotional disturbances such as depression or anxiety. Many people with Alzheimer's disease eventually become dependent on others for help in performing even the most basic activities required for daily living such as bathing, getting around inside the home, and eating.

While current medications can alleviate some of the symptoms of the disease, there is no cure for the disease. The Roskamp Institute is dedicated to finding answers to the questions most relevant to caregivers and Alzheimer's sufferers: What causes Alzheimer's disease? How can we treat it? How can we possibly cure this debilitating disease? As we search for the cure to this disease, we are also committed to providing the best care in terms of diagnosis, treatment and support for patients and their caregivers.

We cannot do it alone; we must work together, in partnership with other healthcare professionals. We need your help to accomplish our goals. We invite you to work with us in a number of ways so that we may bring an end to this devastating illness. Please call us at 941-256-8018 to learn more about how you can help.

Services Provided

The Roskamp Institute provides a full spectrum of services in the diagnosis and care of people with Alzheimer's disease.

  • Patient Care Services
    Since its inception, the Roskamp Institute Clinic has provided services to more than 1,000 Alzheimer's patients and their families through its outpatient clinic and clinical trials division. For patient care services in Sarasota, please call 941-256-8018.
  • Education and Resources
    Staff members of the Roskamp Institute have offered educational presentations throughout the Sarasota and Manatee areas, and stand ready to do so for your group or facility. For information on educational resources and research call Janette Girard at (941) 256-8018 or email jgirard@rfdn.org to contact us about possible educational presentations.
  • Research
    Our internationally acclaimed team of investigators at the Roskamp Institute focus on finding cures to Alzheimer's disease. As we work toward finding a cure, we are also committed to helping those currently suffering with Alzheimer's disease or other diseases of the mind. Our Clinical Trials Division conducts clinical research trials sponsored by private industry and governmental agencies such as NIH. These trials include both therapeutic and non-therapeutic research trials designed to develop novel treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. To learn about the many opportunities for you to get involved in Alzheimer's research, please contact us at 941-256-8018 or email at jgirard@rfdn.org.

For more information about the Roskamp Institute Clinic and Clinical Trials Operations, please contact: Janette Girard (941-256-8018) or if you prefer you can email us at jgirard@rfdn.org.

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"In the next five years we will see dramatic improvements in our ability to effectively slow Alzheimer's Disease." - Dr. Michael Mullan