Alzheimer’s Association

Walk to End Alzheimer’s makes huge impact on fight against disease

Walk to End Alzheimer’s makes huge impact on fight against disease

The threat of a tropical storm forced the Alzheimer’s Association to put its Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Pensacola on hold until Nov. 3 at a time yet to be determined at Community Maritime Park. But the uncooperative weather hasn’t put a damper on efforts to continue the fight against one of the nation’s most […]

Purple Party raises awareness for Alzheimer’s disease

Purple Party raises awareness for Alzheimer’s disease

Jeanne Thompson wanted to do something that would provide a fun opportunity for residents of The Beacon in Gulf Breeze while also raising money and awareness for a good cause. The idea of a Purple Party was born from that and Thompson, who helps head up the activities department at the assisted living facility, can […]

FTD becoming more prevalent form of dementia

FTD becoming more prevalent form of dementia

Alzheimer’s draws most of the attention when it comes to dementia. But Frontotemporal Dementia is one that isn’t in the spotlight nearly as much but seemingly is becoming more common. It’s second only to Alzheimer’s in terms of prevalence and accounts for 20% of all young-onset dementia cases, typically diagnosed between the ages of 45-60 […]

Branham appointed to Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee

Branham appointed to Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee

Michelle Branham knows as much as anyone about Alzheimer’s and the devastating effects of one of the most prevalent diseases in the nation. She’s the vice president of public policy for the Alzheimer’s Association in the state of Florida, and earlier this month, Gov. Ron DeSantis named her to the state’s Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee. […]

Helpline valuable tool for those with questions about Alzheimer’s

Helpline valuable tool for those with questions about Alzheimer’s

The feeling of being alone as a family member or caregiver of someone battling Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be overwhelming. That’s where the helpline for 24-7 support comes into play and serves as a beneficial service to those who need it most. Read the full article in the July 18 issue of […]

Social media instrumental in creating Alzheimer’s awareness

Social media instrumental in creating Alzheimer’s awareness

In the fight against Alzheimer’s, a disease that 5.8 million people in the United States are living with—and that will affect a projected 14 million by 2050–multiple angles are used in the attack against it. Social media is one of the avenues. “A lot of awareness is raised through social media,” said Dawn Wade, the […]

Fargo sparks hope of victory on the Alzheimer’s battlefront

Fargo sparks hope of victory on the Alzheimer’s battlefront

Dr. Keith Fargo is one of the nation’s leading Alzheimer’s researchers and served as the keynote speaker for a symposium on the disease last week at the Sanders-Beach Corrine Jones Resource Center in Pensacola. He is confident that one day an effective treatment will be found for the disease that currently afflicts 5.8 million people […]

Report states more cognitive assessments needed

Report states more cognitive assessments needed

The Alzheimer’s Association released a report last week that features a statistic that comes as a surprise to many. While most seniors believe cognitive assessments are important, only 16 percent report receiving regular assessments for memory or thinking issues. Read the full article in the March 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

BOLD ACT closer to playing vital role in fight against Alzheimer’s

BOLD ACT closer to playing vital role in fight against Alzheimer’s

Michelle Branham is the Vice President of Public Policy for the Alzheimer’s Association. And her excitement level is high this week after what took place in the United States Senate last week. The Senate passed the Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (BOLD). Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of […]

Treks raise awareness and funds in battle to end Alzheimer’s disease

Treks raise awareness and funds in battle to end Alzheimer’s  disease

Amy Woodland is the Walk to End Alzheimer’s manager in the Panhandle, and when she thinks about this event, the largest in the world to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, she considers it a celebration. She calls it that because it brings so many together for a common cause, particularly […]

Caregiving for person with Alzheimer’s presents challenges

Caregiving for person with Alzheimer’s presents challenges

Stacy McLaughlin will tell you all about her father, Jim Holland, a man she considers to be super intelligent. She’ll tell you how he used to do crossword puzzles, how he loved to read, that he was handy and had the ability to fix almost anything. Alzheimer’s disease has stolen those abilities. Read the full […]

Gina Waterhouse serves as inspiration to others in her fight against the disease

Gina Waterhouse serves as inspiration to others in her fight against the disease

Gina Waterhouse learned she had Alzheimer’s disease two years ago. She was 63. The diagnosis didn’t come as a surprise. Genetics determined her collision course with it. Her mother had Alzheimer’s. Her grandmother did, too. She also carries the APOE4 gene, which increased her risk. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive […]

Smile and take a selfie to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s

Smile and take a selfie to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s

Selfies are often used for fun but SYNERGY HomeCare is using them for a good cause. Throughout September, anyone 65 years of age or older can take a selfie and post it on SYNERGY’s Facebook page. For every Senior Selfie that is posted, SYNERGY will make a $5 donation to the Alzheimer’s Association. SYNERGY is […]

Current Alzheimer’s disease research and therapy

Current Alzheimer’s disease research and therapy

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, AD alone composes “an estimated 60 to 80 percent of [dementia] cases.” Furthermore, according to research done by scientists from the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging, located in Chicago, Ill., nearly five million Americans were living with this destructive disease […]