Happy, Supported and Comforted Holidays

By Sue Ryan In our healthy minds, holidays can be a wonderfully overwhelming time of family coming together, crowding together, catching up, gatherings, outings, lots of delicious food, noise, activity, early mornings, long days and late nights.  In not so healthy minds this isn’t wonderfully overwhelming, it’s overwhelming. Here are a few tips to helpContinue reading “Happy, Supported and Comforted Holidays”

Senator Marco Rubio Asks Federal Government to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Establish Plan

As the Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador to Sen. Rubio, she had this to say: “I am thrilled to see Sen. Rubio’s initiative. With Florida having the second highest prevalence in the nation, it is critical that something is done now. Senator Rubio has been a wonderful advocate in our work to find a cure for the disease and a voice to those who cannot speak.”

Tips From a Former Caregiver

Chasity Brooks’ caregiving journey began in 2017, when her mother-in-law, Jean, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Although Jean recently passed away at the age of 84, Chasity continues to spread awareness of Alzheimer’s disease by raising funds for a cure through Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Florida teen: ‘Anyone can help’ family caregivers

With his mother now caring for his grandmother full-time, L.J. Ruth knows firsthand how challenging dementia caregiving can be. After recently holding a fundraiser and charity drive to support local family caregivers, he sat down with the Alzheimer’s Association to share his story.

Lessons from Caregiving: A Daughter’s Story

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be a difficult and painful task, especially when that loved one lives far away. This is a fact that Donna Luzzi knows only too well as a former long-distance caregiver to her mother, Ednamae. Recently, Donna shared her personal caregiving journey with the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as some of the lessons she learned along the way.