How has Alzheimer’s impacted your life? Growing up I stayed with my great-grandparents during the day while my parents worked. … More
Florida is committed to ensuring our state is dementia capable and doing all we can to provide support to those living with the disease and their care partners. We will be kicking off our advocacy efforts Feb. 7-8 for our annual Alzheimer’s Rally in Tally.
2022 was a productive and promising year for Alzheimer’s research, including discoveries related to the causes, risk factors and treatment … More
A person living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia regardless of the stage can participate in and enjoy activities. Because the person with dementia may withdraw from activities they previously enjoyed, it is important to help with engagement. Having an open discussion around any concerns and making slight adjustments can make a difference.
A tradition among Oceanographers is to send styrofoam cups into the deep ocean with their instruments as unique souvenirs. Ph.D. candidate Dani Cox had an idea to engage residents at The Estates at Carpenter’s in current Oceanic researchby inviting them to decorate and design styrofoam cups and discs.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
By Maddison Rametta Twyla Sketchley is serving as Event Day Chair for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Tallahassee. Held … More