My name is Shayna Adaniel, and at 23 years old, I am a millennial, a daughter, a sister and a “dog mom.” More specifically, though, I’m also a social worker, a program specialist at a specialized dementia facility, an Alzheimer’s Association public policy ambassador, a soon-to-be caregiver support group facilitator and a purple flower holder who hopes that, one day, we’ll all be able to … Continue reading Rally in Tally 2019: An advocate’s journey
After 46 years of marriage, Bertha and Charles are writing new chapters that they hadn’t intended on drafting. Charles is living with Alzheimer’s disease. #ENDALZ Continue reading When Love is Not Lost: Living with the One You Love with Alzheimer’s
When her husband was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, 85-year-old Doris Sanders didn’t know what it would mean to be his caregiver. … Now, filled with hope and determination, she is joining the fight for a cure by taking her story on the road—all the way to Tallahassee. Continue reading From Caregiver to Advocate: The Road to Tallahassee
Filled with the promise of new beginnings, each new year brings hope for a fresh start and the opportunity for growth. As we turn the corner into 2019 – emboldened with a sense of resolve – there’s no better time to plan for a healthier tomorrow, and as evidence suggests that adopting a few key lifestyle habits can reduce one’s risk of cognitive decline and … Continue reading 10 New Year’s Resolutions to Promote Brain Health
At only seven-years-old, Gianna Pressa is acutely aware of the demands, devastation and devotion piled on the family members of those living with Alzheimer’s disease. It has been eight years since Leo Mantecon and her family were given the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, and Gianna wanted to find a way to spark some joy among her loved ones—or perhaps even a memory for her great … Continue reading Miami Girl Choreographs Contemporary Dance for Alzheimer’s Disease
Did you know that The Longest Day has a virtual volunteer committee? We are currently recruiting volunteers to join the Southeast Florida Chapter’s The Longest Day Committee to help make the 2019 The Longest Day the best it can be. Committee members can live anywhere within Southeast Florida. Almost all of our meetings are done via phone or video conference, so committee members are not … Continue reading Join our The Longest Day Committee!
Our Alzheimer’s Association traveling cards can be helpful in many situations – whether traveling to the grocery store, a restaurant or even through the airport these cards can help you communicate to others that extra patience is required in a quick, discreet way. You can contact your local office for cards by calling 1.800.272.3900 or print from your own home using these files: “I have … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Association Traveling Cards