If you are caring for a spouse or partner with Alzheimer’s disease, you are among an estimated one in 18 people in Sarasota County impacted by dementia. To help families cope with the challenges of caregiving, Sarasota Memorial’s Memory Disorder Clinic and Jewish Family and Children’s Services are partnering in a research project funded through a federal grant from the Administration on Aging called the Sarasota Caregiver Counseling and Support Program (SCCSP). SCCSP is a project targeting the needs of those caring for a spouse or partner with Alzheimer’s disease. The goals of the SCCSP Program are to reduce caregiver stress and increase coping skills through individual and family meetings, connections to local resources, and free respite. Participation in the SCCSP Program is open to Sarasota and Manatee County residents who are caring for a spouse or partner with Alzheimer’s Disease. For more information about this free program, contact Sarasota Memorial’s Memory Disorder Clinic at 917-7197.