During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in June, we’re encouraging all Americans to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors that can help reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
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”
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”
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.
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.
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.
Their story started on a simple trip to a Sprint store. Little did they know that small encounter would turn into a beautiful and inspiring relationship.