“Just wanted to say thanks for all the support that I received at the Alzheimer’s Family Organization. With the death of my Dad and my Mom’s Alzheimer’s, I now have the courage to go on, no matter where life takes me. You have given me the tools to work with. You are wonderful and really gave me a better understanding of what is going on with my Mom.”
“Thank you so very much for your financial assistance to get respite. Those hours of ‘time off’ these last six months were very helpful. It is so good to be able to occasionally get a fresh start. Please convey my thanks and appreciation to all the members of your staff and supporters.
Your Caregiver Support Groups are also a big help. I have attended the one led by Betty and Toni at Somerset for a little more than a year now. Nothing has been more helpful then that group as my wife and I travel down the Alzheimer’s road.”
P Lesle, Tavares
“Thank you so much – it’s been a real help getting the fees returned paying for home care does stretch the pocket book.”
B Kocsis, Spring Hill
“As you probably know, the support groups give as much or more to the facilitator as to the participants. I had been facilitating support groups for a number of years when I noticed the undeniable symptoms of early onset dementia. As much as I wanted to ignore the symptoms, it became impossible. My family, friends, and physicians have been wonderful. Carol McCarthy, and the health care community that I have worked with for years, in support of ADRD patients and caregivers, rallied around me and have supported me through the testing, the medications, the career changes, and the gradual acceptance of that which I cannot change. Without this support group and the people involved, I may not have had the courage to speak openly about my symptoms, to seek treatment and maintain hope for the future, however uncertain it has become.
I cannot imagine not having AFO for the information, support, kindness, camaraderie, and hope that it provides every day.”
D Beard, Leesburg
“I want to express appreciation for all the resources AFO provides for so many needing knowledge for Alzheimer’s. Your program is a lifesaver for so many as I have experienced the trials and tribulations of my husband being diagnosed ten years ago. Not only is your program so beneficial, but the wonderful friendships we developed within was a Godsend for us.
Thanking you for understanding my present situation, and know I am most grateful for the wonderful work you do and it has been a joy to serve as a volunteer with your organization.”
R Norman-Poff, The Villages
“AFO is a Blessing. My “Thank You” for all the help you give to everyone on their “Journey”. Pray God will provide a cure. My husband is in a nursing home. AFO held my hand during my “Journey”.”
G Holzheimer, The Villages
“This comes with thankfulness for the services of Alzheimer’s Family Organization. My sister is at a stage of being immobile, unable to talk, and needing help with everything. Your excellent service allows me to attend family functions and other special events. It has been a very big help and blessing to us. You are making a difference, and everyone that supports this fine organization is greatly appreciated. You are truly a “hands on” organization, connecting in a most meaningful way with the people that need it the most in the home setting.”
J Ayers, Port Richey
“I was able to help pay someone when I really need it.”
J Stewart, New Port Richey
“Unless caregivers have family close at hand or willing to lend support in other ways, it is an isolating, lonely illness. Respite Care has kept me looking forward to time spent in the outside world, however limited that might be.”
E Mohrman, The Villages
“Financial helped to enable me to be free to attend to personal or household needs without worry about my husband’s welfare.”
R Swart, Summerfield
“Immensely! Just being able to get out of the house for a few hours and have peace of mind. A capable person is with my spouse relieves a lot of tension.”
A Rahhal, New Port Richey