Caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia face unique challenges and as dementia symptoms worsen, caregivers can experience increased emotional and physical stress making it more difficult to care for their loved ones. Many caregivers rely on direct care workers for in-home care allowing their loved one to continue living at home and help prevent or delay nursing home placement.
Category: Care and Support
Black History Month: Q&A with Alzheimer’s Association Chief DE&I Officer, Carl V. Hill
In honor of Black History Month, Alzheimer’s Association Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., MPH, shares … More
Activities: Engagement help in dementia care
A person living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia regardless of the stage can participate in and enjoy activities. Because the person with dementia may withdraw from activities they previously enjoyed, it is important to help with engagement. Having an open discussion around any concerns and making slight adjustments can make a difference.
Family Caregiver Month: How One Couple’s Retirement Plan Changed
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.
Holiday Travel Tips for Families Facing Alzheimer’s
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.
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.
Time Change Can Affect Sleep Behaviors
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.”
Celebrating Hispanics/Latinos Who Are Fighting to #ENDALZ
By Dawn Wade During Hispanic Heritage Month, we are recognizing standout individuals making an impact in their communities. We are … More
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.
Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia What Are the Differences?
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.