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”
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”
As a child, nobody expects you to become a caretaker. Tampa Walk to End Alzheimer’s participant Adriana Garcia shares her personal Alzheimer’s story.
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.
In November of 2020, Michele Hall was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Now, she’s sharing her story.
Alzheimer’s disease has always played a huge part in Ryan Welch’s life. Now, through sharing his story and participating in The Longest Day, Ryan fights to end Alzheimer’s in honor of his grandfather.
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.
From caring for her parents and other family members for three decades to becoming a resource to support and guide caregivers through their journey, Julie wants to ensure caregivers know they are not alone.