Twenty percent of Floridians, more than 4.3 million people, are 65 and older, making Florida one of the ‘grayest states’ in the nation. Consequently, it has one of the largest populations of people with Alzheimer’s disease—a projected 580,000. This number is expected to skyrocket by 24 percent to 720,000 people
The Tampa Bay Vipers, Florida’s only XFL football team, will host the Houston Roughnecks at their first home game of the season. This game has been designated an Alzheimer’s Awareness game, with proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Tampa. “We’re excited to team up with the Vipers on this
Emergency situations, such as hurricanes, can significantly impact everyone’s safety, but they can be especially upsetting and confusing for individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in any stage of the disease. Being prepared is crucial. There are steps and precautions caregivers can take to be as ready as possible.
The latest breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s disease research will be the primary topic discussed at “Discoveries,” a free and educational program to be hosted by the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on Tuesday, June 11 in Lakeland. Featuring presentations regarding “Healthy Living for Your Body and Brain” and
In June, the Barnett family announced that 59-year-old Carol Jenkins Barnett, Chairman and President of Publix Super Markets Charities, has been diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease. Due to her recent diagnosis, Mrs. Barnett has voluntarily decided to step down from the Board of Publix Super Markets, effective immediately, to focus