The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to introduce physician and neurologist Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, M.D., Ph.D. as the recipient for the 2022 Zenith Fellows Award Grant. The Zenith Award recognizes individuals and offers major support to those with a substantial personal commitment to the advancement of Alzheimer’s in addition to other forms of dementia research.
Author: Alzheimer's Association, Florida
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Burden is Growing in Florida
Caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia face unique challenges and as dementia symptoms worsen, caregivers can experience increased emotional and physical stress making it more difficult to care for their loved ones. Many caregivers rely on direct care workers for in-home care allowing their loved one to continue living at home and help prevent or delay nursing home placement.
Black History Month: Q&A with Alzheimer’s Association Chief DE&I Officer, Carl V. Hill
In honor of Black History Month, Alzheimer’s Association Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., MPH, shares … More
New Year, New Commitment to Fight Alzheimer’s
Florida is committed to ensuring our state is dementia capable and doing all we can to provide support to those living with the disease and their care partners. We will be kicking off our advocacy efforts Feb. 7-8 for our annual Alzheimer’s Rally in Tally.
Activities: Engagement help in dementia care
A person living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia regardless of the stage can participate in and enjoy activities. Because the person with dementia may withdraw from activities they previously enjoyed, it is important to help with engagement. Having an open discussion around any concerns and making slight adjustments can make a difference.
Ocean Science Meets Art by People With Dementia
A tradition among Oceanographers is to send styrofoam cups into the deep ocean with their instruments as unique souvenirs. Ph.D. candidate Dani Cox had an idea to engage residents at The Estates at Carpenter’s in current Oceanic researchby inviting them to decorate and design styrofoam cups and discs.
Family Caregiver Month: How One Couple’s Retirement Plan Changed
After Benny Luntsford received an early-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis, he and his wife Becky had to pivot from their retirement plan while learning to embrace living in the moment.
How A Rural South Florida Community is Facing the Alzheimer’s Crisis Together
More than 690,000 Floridians are living in rural communities. Faced with challenges like increased poverty rates and a lack of access to healthcare services, families are disproportionately impacted by the effects of Alzheimer’s and other dementia. However, these same communities have used the resources available to build resilience, managing multiple barriers unique to their own culture.
Time Change Can Affect Sleep Behaviors
For many, the end of daylight saving time on Nov. 6 means losing an hour of sleep, a less than ideal scenario. However, for more than 580,000 Floridians living with Alzheimer’s, the change can increase the disorientation that comes with “sundowning.”
From Diagnosis to Ironman: a Central Florida Man’s Journey
Dan Jaworski, an international investment manager from Orlando, traveled to Thailand in 2019. What he thought was a typical family vacation would change his life forever.