1. How has Alzheimer’s impacted your life? Personally, my story is like so many others in that I have lost … More
Rally in Tally 2023: Advocating for Alzheimer’s in Florida
Whether it was traveling through multiple time zones or sitting on a bus for 540 miles, nothing could stop advocates from getting to Tallahassee for the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Rally in Tally, State Advocacy Days. Over 70 advocates made the trek to raise their voice and turn the Old Historic Capitol purple.
Meet Melissa Denham: your 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s The Villages event chair
How has Alzheimer’s impacted your life? Growing up I stayed with my great-grandparents during the day while my parents worked. … More
New Year, New Commitment to Fight Alzheimer’s
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.
Five Things We Learned About Alzheimer’s Disease in 2022
2022 was a productive and promising year for Alzheimer’s research, including discoveries related to the causes, risk factors and treatment … More
Activities: Engagement help in dementia care
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.
Family Caregiver Month: How One Couple’s Retirement Plan Changed
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.
Family Caregiver Month: How One Orlando Teen Creates Space for Others Facing Alzheimer’s
For many teenagers, their days consist of going to school, playing sports and hanging out with their friends. For Sarah … More
Holiday Travel Tips for Families Facing Alzheimer’s
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.
How A Rural South Florida Community is Facing the Alzheimer’s Crisis Together
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.