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.
Family Caregiver Month: How One Orlando Teen Creates Space for Others Facing Alzheimer’s
For many teenagers, their days consist of going to school, playing sports and hanging out with their friends. For Sarah…
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.”
From Diagnosis to Ironman: a Central Florida Man’s Journey
Dan Jaworski, an international investment manager from Orlando, traveled to Thailand in 2019. What he thought was a typical family vacation would change his life forever.
How Florida Pace Programs Can Help People Living with Alzheimer’s Age at Home
Special Guest Blog by Cross Country Healthcare, Presenting Sponsor of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Boca If you are…
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…
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.
Tallahassee Walk Chair Spotlight: Twyla Sketchley
By Maddison Rametta Twyla Sketchley is serving as Event Day Chair for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Tallahassee. Held…