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For Marco-Area Residents,
by Marco-Area Residents.

Providing a Safe Oasis.

Our mission is to develop and provide supportive, stimulating, educational, & clinical services for persons with early-stage ​

Alzheimer’s/Dementia, their caregivers, and other adults in the greater Marco Island & South Naples Area.​ We are responding to a critical need for caregiver respite on Marco and catalyzing a more unified approach to senior care island-wide.

MDR is a 501(3c) in partnership with the Marco-Area Community.  

MDR is held on Monday's and Wednesday's beginning 10:30 AM until 2:30 PM at St Mark's Episcopal Church.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed as space becomes available.

How can we help you?

If you are a caregiver who needs respite or know someone who does, reach out to us today.

Currently, MDR serves those on Marco Island, Isles of Capri, Goodland, and residents who live off of Collier Boulevard south of Tamiami Trail.

How can you help us?

Marco Dementia Respite (MDR) can't exist without the help of the Marco-Area community.  Here is what you can do:

Make checks payable & mail to:

Marco Dementia Respite

P.O. Box 813

Marco Island, FL 34146

Call: (239) 388-4134




“Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia affect over 5 million Americans, and this number

will explode to over 15 million by 2050. Despite the devastating toll this takes on persons and

an even larger number of family caregivers, adequate resources for proper assessment and

service delivery are difficult to find and fragmented.


Collier County has established integrated

care of older persons, particularly those with dementia, to be a high priority. Marco Dementia

Respite (MDR) in Marco Island, Florida is committed to meeting this challenge by providing in-person services to those suffering from dementia and providing respite to caregivers in need.


I am pleased to support the development and growth of MDR and believe it will serve as a model and catalyst for properly integrated care of older persons suffering Alzheimer’s and related dementia.”


Paul D. Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP

Board Certified Clinical and Geropsychology

Fellow National Academy of Neuropsychology

National Register Health Services Psychologists

Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

President Brain Health Center

"Having a respite once or twice a week is truly life-changing.  Programs like MDR allow caregivers time to have coffee and share time together, feeling refreshed and eager to return for our participants a few hours later.   These programs also give caregivers time to keep up with life, like grocery shopping!  Precious, precious time."


Susan Gardner

Caregiver, Marco Island


"Our MDR team is addressing an acute need for Alzheimer's/Dementia care here in the Marco Island area with, for the first time, Marco Island area resources.  For Marco, by Marco, as we like to say.  In the immediate term, we will provide quality programming for early-stage patients and desperately needed respite for their caregivers at no cost, another first.  In the longer term, we will work passionately to increase our broad coalition of Marco area resources to create a more unified island-wide approach to all levels of care and entertainment for our senior citizens."

Tim Rose
Chair, MDR Board of Directors

"The compassionate outpouring of care was evident as we walked through the door. I was able to feel so comfortable leaving my husband in the hands of your support team."


Caregiver, Marco Island

If you have any questions or would like more information, we will be happy to help.
Contact Us

Contact Us


For all general inquiries call (239) 388-4134

Or fill in our contact form:

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Marco Dementia Respite (MDR) is a 501(c3) organization located at:

P.O. Box 813

Marco Island, FL  34146

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