Palm Beach County Residents Raise More Than $19,000 for Alzheimer’s Care and Support

Nearly 15% of adults age 65 and over in Palm Beach County are living with Alzheimer’s. Hunter’s Run Country Club held Step Up to Wellness to raise awareness and funds for local care and support programs through the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter. The event raised more than $19,000 that will allow the local chapterContinue reading “Palm Beach County Residents Raise More Than $19,000 for Alzheimer’s Care and Support”

What Peanut Butter Candy Taught Me About Alzheimer’s, Stroke, Dementia and Risk

By Stefanie Thompson Wardlow, senior program manager, Florida research champion, Alzheimer’s Association   Not all strokes are noticeable. My grandmother had multiple mini strokes. With no real symptoms, we never knew. Until one day she could not make her famous peanut butter candy. I thought at first she was just tired, but when the holidays cameContinue reading “What Peanut Butter Candy Taught Me About Alzheimer’s, Stroke, Dementia and Risk”

Alzheimer’s Wins in the 2022 Florida Legislative Session

By Jennifer Braisted, Director of Government Affairs, Florida On Monday, March 14, the white hankie dropped signaling the end of the 2022 Florida Legislative Session. The 60+ day session was a whirlwind. Fortunately, Alzheimer’s initiatives were prioritized during the Session.  It was an incredibly eventful Session, with many diverse pieces of legislation passing that affectContinue reading “Alzheimer’s Wins in the 2022 Florida Legislative Session”

Alzheimer’s Research in 2021: A Look Back

The last year saw many breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s treatment, diagnosis and understanding. Thanks to the incredible work of volunteers across the state – from Walk to End Alzheimer’s to The Longest Day events to public policy advocates – the Alzheimer’s Association Florida chapters were able to support critical awareness, research and support programs like these.Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Research in 2021: A Look Back”

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”

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.