Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2022: Day 3 Highlights

On Day Three of the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), we heard from more researchers at institutions across Florida who are sharing their research discoveries that will lead to methods of prevention and treatment and improvements in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Access highlights from other days here. Florida Researcher Spotlight Bryan Alava, from theContinue reading “Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® 2022: Day 3 Highlights”

Florida’s Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s

By Jennifer Braisted, Director of Government Affairs, Alzheimer’s Association Florida Why Alzheimer’s is a Public Health Issue  When you think of a public health issue, stopping smoking or clean water probably comes to mind, Alzheimer’s may not. As former U.S. Surgeon General and CDC Director, Dr. David Satcher said  “Alzheimer’s is the most under-recognized threatContinue reading “Florida’s Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s”

Florida A&M University Nursing Students Expand Their Knowledge With the ALZ STARS Program

By Maddison Rametta and Audrey Coachman Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia affects 1 in every 37 Floridians statewide. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Alzheimer’s Association have partnered to create the ALZ STARS program, a joint initiative to bring increased awareness of dementia and the resources available to Floridians. Pre-Nursing and Nursing studentsContinue reading “Florida A&M University Nursing Students Expand Their Knowledge With the ALZ STARS Program”

Alzheimer’s Advocates Travel to Capitol Hill

By Maddison Rametta On May 17, more than 700 advocates donned their purple sashes and returned to Capitol Hill to ensure that Alzheimer’s and all other dementia remain a priority, even after two years away. This year, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) Advocacy Forum focused on four priorities: continuing to make Alzheimer’s a national priority,Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Advocates Travel to Capitol Hill”

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”

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.”