What is Guardianship and How Does it Work?

A guardian is someone appointed by the court to control a ward’s assets and make decisions on behalf of the ward. The ward must be declared as incapacitated by the court to be unable to handle his/her own affairs. People who suffer from mental disabilities, including people with dementia and other conditions of old age, may need a guardian if they … [Read more...]

World Alzheimer’s Month

"Today, there are more than 35 million people living with dementia worldwide. And Alzheimer's disease is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. It's going to take all of us to end this disease, but together, we can move toward a world without Alzheimer's." -alz.org The … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Association: Reaching Out Locally

In the United States, 1 in every 59 individuals has Alzheimer's disease. In Central Florida, 1 in every 29 individuals has Alzheimer's disease.  The Alzheimer's Association is the leading global, voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research. The mission of the … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s and other Dementia Communication Skills

Experts provide the following tips for communication with a person who has Alzheimer's. The tips may or may not apply to an individual depending on the severity of the client's Alzheimer's: Use familiar words and short, simple sentences. Look directly at the person when talking to him or her. Speak slowly. Be patient - give the … [Read more...]