Dementia

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 […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOUSE PANEL SEEKS DOCUMENTS ON 81 PEOPLE LINKED TO TRUMP A House panel is probing the president and his administration for possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power. Trump dismisses the investigation as “ridiculous.” 2. JAPAN COURT OK’S GHOSN’S RELEASE ON BAIL A court in Tokyo approves the release of the former […]

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 […]

Hope matters for those battling Alzheimer’s

Hope matters for those battling Alzheimer’s

When it comes to dealing with something as devastating as Alzheimer’s, a disease that afflicts 5.7 million Americans, hope is needed, even if it’s just a glimmer. Maryann Makekau brought a little of that to Navarre last week through an Alzheimer’s awareness event at the Panhandle Butterfly House. Read the full article in the July […]

Raising awareness critical in battle against Alzheimer’s

Raising awareness critical in battle against Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures are stunning enough to drop your jaw. Consider that it’s the sixth leading cause of death in America and the only one among the top 10 without prevention, treatment or a cure. As of now, there are 5.4 million people in the United States suffering from it, including more than […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP: MUELLER PROBE ‘AN ATTACK ON OUR COUNTRY’ Trump lashes out against the special counsel’s Russia investigation following an FBI raid on personal attorney Michael Cohen’s office. 2. WHAT SYRIAN TROOPS ARE FEARING Assad’s forces and their allies are said to be on alert and taking precautionary measures at military bases and posts amid […]

Dementia initiative crucial in combating disease expected to become more prevalent in state

Dementia initiative crucial in combating disease expected to become more prevalent in state

In 10 years, Florida will be the home to more than 720,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in Americans 65 and older. The state is prepared to battle, though, through the Dementia Care & Cure Initiative. “As the number of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in Florida continued […]

Virtual Dementia Tour provides better understanding for caregivers

Virtual Dementia Tour provides better understanding for caregivers

Dementia affects nearly 50 million people around the world — that number is expected to rise to 75 million by 2030 — and the unforgiving disease can take its toll on the caregivers of those battling the disease as much as it can on the people living with it. It’s not easy to watch a […]

Budget provides boost to senior services

Budget provides boost to senior services

With the 65 and older population still on the rise in Florida, the decision by Governor Rick Scott to devote $315.5 million to the Florida Department of Elder Affairs is one that makes sense. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 […]

Dancing to good health

Dancing to good health

Susan Czekanski remembers the first time she walked into the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Fort Walton Beach. She almost walked right back out. “I came in here and then when they went back to get one of the instructors, I started to walk out,” Czekanski said. “I wasn’t sure if this was the right […]

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 […]

Plunge x2

Plunge x2

Taking the “plunge” on New Year’s Day is a tradition just like eating black-eyed peas and collard greens. In Navarre, there are two opportunities this year to ring in the New Year with a rush to the nervous system by swimming in chilly waters. The first plunge of the day is the inaugural Pelican Plunge […]

Florida’s Silver Alert Program celebrates seven years

Florida’s Silver Alert Program celebrates seven years

Today is the seven year anniversary of Florida’s Silver Alert program. Since the program’s inception in 2008, 1,134 Silver Alerts have been issued, and Florida’s Silver Alert program has been directly responsible for 110 recoveries. According to Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Silver Alert reports, none have been issued in Santa Rosa County in 2014 […]