To provide educational programs, support services and assistance to caregivers, families and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
HOW WE HELP
We provide support services and educational programs to caregivers and families of those with Alzheimer’s disease and or dementia. Our service area includes: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sumter County. All funds received for our organization stay within the 8 local communities that we serve.
For all those with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, and their caregivers, to have a better quality of life.
2020 Volunteer of the Year
This year we are proud to announce Gerard Desilets from The Day Breakers in The Villages. Gerard is a force to be reckoned with as he supports caregivers and the AFO. His support this year, as a new volunteer, was immeasurable. He took on a huge role for The Villages Support Walk and did it with a smile, regardless of any obstacle that came his way. His positive outlook on his tasks and life in general is an inspiration to everyone of us. He is that special reminder of why we do what we do at the AFO! Thank you Gerard!
STRATEGIES DURING COVID-19
We are excited to share a dementia training resource that the FSU College of Medicine Dept. of Geriatrics’ REACH Program, the Dementia Care and Cure Initiative (specifically TMH Memory Disorder clinic and the Alzheimer’s Project), and Aging Advocate have created to educate first responders and family care partners. This 22 minute video explains the basics of dementia, communication tips and supportive interventions, critical thinking strategies, and ways that families can be prepared when crisis situations occur. This content is especially relevant during times of restricted support for persons with dementia due to COVID-19.
The video is live on our new YouTube Channel. Please click the link to check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5dqJoriB2Q&t=7s
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