Today one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s Disease. It’s been called the Silver Tsunami. In a state that’s home to 5.2 million elders advocates say Floridians can no longer afford to ignore it. This collection of life stories features Floridians in the early to moderate stages of the disease who are hopeful for a cure. Members of the Alzheimer’s Association and other groups discuss efforts to preserve the dignity of those living with Alzheimer’s Disease and offer relief to the more than 1.1 million caregivers living in Florida.

Watch more from this series:

When It Happens to You: Alzheimer’s Disease in Florida – Fred & Jodi’s Love Story

When It Happens to You: Alzheimer’s Disease in Florida – Communities of Color


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Alzheimer's Disease/ Dementia Carol Poole Dama Melendez Debbie Moroney elder affairs/ senior citizens Gil Ziffer guardianship/caregivers health care Julia Balson Michelle Branham Mike Balson Regina Sofer