Six in 10 individuals with dementia will wander at some point. Many will do so repeatedly, putting themselves in harm’s … More
4 Tips to Reduce Anxiety for Someone with Dementia
By Pat Gruber, Volunteer Community Educator, Alzheimer’s Association and Volunteer Coordinator, Chapter Health System I recently had the great honor to … More
Three Ways Assistive Technology Can Improve Caregiving
by Kelli Fontaine, Assistive Technology Manager, Center for Independent Living of Broward & Gulf Coast Assistive technology can have a … More
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Burden is Growing in Florida
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.
Top 4 Actions to Take As a New Caregiver
By Jason A. Penrod, B.C.S., CELA, Family Elder Law Family Elder Law is a presenting sponsor for Walk to End Alzheimer’s … More
Lessons from Caregiving: A Daughter’s Story
Caring for a loved one with dementia can be a difficult and painful task, especially when that loved one lives far away. This is a fact that Donna Luzzi knows only too well as a former long-distance caregiver to her mother, Ednamae. Recently, Donna shared her personal caregiving journey with the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as some of the lessons she learned along the way.