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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan established National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month which is recognized in November.  At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. Get involved, and help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. We are fortunate to have the National Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) who mission is a world without Alzheimer’s. Advancing research, providing care and support for those...

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What “Alice” Wants To Tell You About Alzheimer’s

As an Elder Law attorney in Gainesville, I always seize the opportunity to increase awareness as it relates to dementia and Alzheimers.  With the media attention on the movie “Still Alice” as Julianne Moore wins the best actress Oscar, it’s the perfect time to discuss the fear, confusion, panic, and dread that Alzheimers brings and lessons we can take away.  I would also note that Glen Campbell has also been nominated for an Oscar. He is in the final stages of his Alzheimer’s disease, but what an...

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