3 Resources to Support Veterans Facing Alzheimer’s

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”

Walking for Awareness

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”

Tips From a Former Caregiver

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.

Florida teen: ‘Anyone can help’ family caregivers

With his mother now caring for his grandmother full-time, L.J. Ruth knows firsthand how challenging dementia caregiving can be. After recently holding a fundraiser and charity drive to support local family caregivers, he sat down with the Alzheimer’s Association to share his story.

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.

Rolodex

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.