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 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”
As a child, nobody expects you to become a caretaker. Tampa Walk to End Alzheimer’s participant Adriana Garcia shares her personal Alzheimer’s story.
Chasity Brooks’ caregiving journey began in 2017, when her mother-in-law, Jean, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Although Jean recently passed away at the age of 84, Chasity continues to spread awareness of Alzheimer’s disease by raising funds for a cure through Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
In November of 2020, Michele Hall was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Now, she’s sharing her story.
To us, she was “Corn Pie” or “Ma Flook” – one of the best in our eyes. She was a fierce and loving daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother and grandmother. This is her dementia story.
I wonder what it’s like to have a lifetime of stories. And then what it’s like to not remember many of them on some days, any of them on others and, on a rare few, to remember each and every one in more vivid detail than the day they happened.
As COVID-19 vaccine distribution becomes increasingly available across the state of Florida, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs is issuing guidance for vaccinating people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Gloria Romero Roses, a resident of Miami-Dade County, is on a mission to raise funds to support research for a cure for Alzheimer’s, as well as assistance to those living with the disease and other forms of dementia.