What Peanut Butter Candy Taught Me About Alzheimer’s, Stroke, Dementia and Risk

By Stefanie Thompson Wardlow, senior program manager, Florida research champion, Alzheimer’s Association   Not all strokes are noticeable. My grandmother had multiple mini strokes. With no real symptoms, we never knew. Until one day she could not make her famous peanut butter candy. I thought at first she was just tired, but when the holidays cameContinue reading “What Peanut Butter Candy Taught Me About Alzheimer’s, Stroke, Dementia and Risk”

Alzheimer’s Wins in the 2022 Florida Legislative Session

By Jennifer Braisted, Director of Government Affairs, Florida On Monday, March 14, the white hankie dropped signaling the end of the 2022 Florida Legislative Session. The 60+ day session was a whirlwind. Fortunately, Alzheimer’s initiatives were prioritized during the Session.  It was an incredibly eventful Session, with many diverse pieces of legislation passing that affectContinue reading “Alzheimer’s Wins in the 2022 Florida Legislative Session”

Art4ALZ: Fluid Art Paint Pouring Coming to Southwest Florida

by Tammy DeCaro Special paint pouring workshops are coming to multiple locations throughout SW Florida in March, April and May to support those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia. Barrington Terrace, an assisted living and memory care residence in Naples, is hosting the events with all proceeds supporting the Art4Alz team fundraising campaign for TheContinue reading “Art4ALZ: Fluid Art Paint Pouring Coming to Southwest Florida”

Alzheimer’s Research in 2021: A Look Back

The last year saw many breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s treatment, diagnosis and understanding. Thanks to the incredible work of volunteers across the state – from Walk to End Alzheimer’s to The Longest Day events to public policy advocates – the Alzheimer’s Association Florida chapters were able to support critical awareness, research and support programs like these.Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Research in 2021: A Look Back”

Recognizing the Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s During the Holidays

The signs of Alzheimer’s can often be hidden from daily view. They are subtle and many times confused with normal signs of aging or forgetfulness. However, the holidays, when so many of us are near family and friends, is a common time to notice something is off with a loved one.  It’s common to experienceContinue reading “Recognizing the Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s During the Holidays”

Music Makes the Heart Sing 

By Tanya Miller, Co-Chair of the 2021 Boca Raton Walk To End Alzheimer’s  Updated Dec. 28, 2021 What happens when you hear a familiar tune? Oftentimes a song can spark a memory and evoke a range of emotions taking you back to a familiar time and place. Music has the power to encourage foot tapping,Continue reading “Music Makes the Heart Sing “

3 Resources to Support Veterans Facing Alzheimer’s

By Jason A. Penrod The Alzheimer’s Association reports that nearly half a million American veterans have Alzheimer’s and as the population ages, that number is expected to grow. And if that does not get your attention; Did you know that more than 60% of the VA’s cost of caring for those with Alzheimer’s is for nursing homeContinue reading “3 Resources to Support Veterans Facing Alzheimer’s”

Walking for Awareness

by Abby Lorden Kandice Robinson of Orange Park, Florida participates in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Jacksonville for her father. She first noticed something was wrong when he began acting differently. “My father was always super organized. Someone outside our family wouldn’t notice, but I started seeing what, for him, was a mess. There were papersContinue reading “Walking for Awareness”