By Ilean Zamlut My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2012. At the time, my father and I were given … More
Music is powerful. A song can bring us joy, connect us with others and transport us to another time. For … More
Tracy Sarallo, of Tampa, saw a dramatic shift in her life when her mother began showing symptoms of memory decline. That decline was the result of Alzheimer’s disease. Her mother, unfortunately, was not the only one touched by the disease. Sarallo’s aunt was also diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and quickly declined.
Ivette Teyra, of Miami Gardens, a compassionate teacher, found herself thrust into the role of caregiver when her father, Aurelio Teyra, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 75. Alongside her sister, Yudit Marin, she embarked on a life-altering journey, giving family a whole new meaning.
Six in 10 individuals with dementia will wander at some point. Many will do so repeatedly, putting themselves in harm’s … More
By Pat Gruber, Volunteer Community Educator, Alzheimer’s Association and Volunteer Coordinator, Chapter Health System I recently had the great honor to … More
by Kelli Fontaine, Assistive Technology Manager, Center for Independent Living of Broward & Gulf Coast Assistive technology can have a … More
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.
For many teenagers, their days consist of going to school, playing sports and hanging out with their friends. For Sarah … More
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.”