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.
Everyone wants to visit with family for the holidays. However travel, whether short or long distances, can be hectic for just about everyone who does it, but it can be especially challenging for Floridians living with Alzheimer’s. While not all living with Alzheimer’s are able to travel, people living with early- and mid-stage Alzheimer’s often do want to attend family gatherings and holiday celebrations. Careful and thoughtful planning can help ensure safety, comfort and holiday enjoyment for everyone involved.
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.
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.”
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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.
Many people use the terms Alzheimer’s and dementia interchangeably, but they are different things. While dementia is a general term for a syndrome, Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Many of us know someone who has Alzheimer’s or someone who cares for a loved one with this brain disorder. It seems quite common these days since more than six million Americans are living with the disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Almost 600,000 of them are living in Florida.
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By Maddison Rametta and Audrey Coachman Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia affects 1 in every 37 Floridians statewide. The Florida … More