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. 

You’re Not Alone in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

During more than 50 years of marriage, a couple definitely gets to know each other. So it was with Peter and Judy Laz of Redington Shores. When Peter began to notice gradual changes in his wife, he knew they needed help. After having her evaluated, he realized his greatest fear – his wife had Alzheimer’s disease. Peter tells their story.