Miami Girl Choreographs Contemporary Dance for Alzheimer’s Disease

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

Join our The Longest Day Committee!

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!

Alzheimer’s Association Traveling Cards

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

90-year-old Holocaust survivor completes Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Broward

Lilly Schmidmayer was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 10 years ago at the age of 80. A Holocaust survivor, Lilly’s life has been anything but easy. “My mother Lilly survived the Holocaust as a child,” said Michelle Tucker of Boca Raton. “She was 13 when she was taken to Auschwitz, and now she’s determined to survive with Alzheimer’s, too. My mom was active all her life.  She … Continue reading 90-year-old Holocaust survivor completes Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Broward

Unbridled Love: Honoring My Father Living with Alzheimer’s

The story has become a part of family history, a familiar anecdote used to tease: My mother met my father when he was her teacher. This isn’t entirely true. My mother was a proctor in college and my father led a course on psychology. A proper gentleman, he waited until the end of the school year to ask her out. There’s nothing scandalous about how they … Continue reading Unbridled Love: Honoring My Father Living with Alzheimer’s

10 Tips For Recruiting Co-workers

Co-workers make great additions to your Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® team.   Here are 10tips to get your colleagues on board: Start early. Begin recruiting right after you register your team. The sooner you build your team, the more time you’ll have to raise awareness and funds. Speak at a company or team meeting. Sharing your reason to end Alzheimer’s may motivate others … Continue reading 10 Tips For Recruiting Co-workers

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. If you notice any of them, don’t ignore them. Schedule an appointment with your doctor. Memory loss that disrupts daily life One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s … Continue reading 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s