By Charles Towne Not long ago, Nancy and I were taking a walk. She was shuffling along, holding my arm. Suddenly, she smiled and said, “I’m sorry for being such a pain, honey.” Then with a little laugh she said, “My head is talking, but my feet aren’t listening!” Another time she said, “I loveContinue reading “The Value of Love”
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”
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”
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”
By Sue Ryan In our healthy minds, holidays can be a wonderfully overwhelming time of family coming together, crowding together, catching up, gatherings, outings, lots of delicious food, noise, activity, early mornings, long days and late nights. In not so healthy minds this isn’t wonderfully overwhelming, it’s overwhelming. Here are a few tips to helpContinue reading “Happy, Supported and Comforted Holidays”
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”
Tammy Murwin has always said that she’d never get a tattoo. But her mother, Becky, never thought she would find herself with Alzheimer’s disease, either.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is happening — you can join us at your local event or Walk From Home in your own neighborhood. No matter where you Walk, know that your health and safety are our top priorities. We will continue to closely monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelinesContinue reading “Walk Your Way”