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Walk to End Alzheimer's Jacksonville, Florida

Why I Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Jamie's mom in pink dressWhy I Walk to End Alzheimer’s

I walk for my mother, Madaline, who passed in 2002 with an Alzheimer’s related dementia. In 1989, I got involved with the Walk to honor her memory. Mom was my best friend and I became her caregiver. Whenever I needed coaching or encouragement, Mom was always there with the right words. Mom did not get to enjoy my wedding, the birth of my daughter – her namesake – or enjoy the pleasures of being a grandmom. In raising awareness and through research, I hope that one day no one will have to endure the disappointment and emotional pain that consumes families with this disease.

Team Almost Home

Team Almost Home, with Jamie Glavich as Team Captain, was created to participate in the Jacksonville Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The 2019 Walk will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 starting in Hemming Plaza, downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Check-in time is 8:00 am with the Walk start at approximately 9:00 am.

Walk Committee 

Trish and I are on the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s planning committee which has been meeting since the beginning of the year. We are hosting two areas this year.  I will be the host of the Champions Tent. This is a special area for the largest fundraisers to enjoy a catered breakfast before the start of the Walk. Trish will be the host of the Promise Garden Tent. This is the place to pick up a Promise Flower. Through color, these Promise Flowers represent the diverse motivation of the Walkers:  Blue – I have Alzheimer’s/Dementia; Yellow – I am supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s/Dementia; Purple – I have lost someone to Alzheimer’s/Dementia; Orange – I support the cause and the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s; White – the first survivor.

Please consider supporting our Team by Joining the Walk or Sponsoring Our Team!

 

Simply Caring Book Launch

Simply Caring Book Launch Celebration

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Almost Home

Join Jamie and the Almost Home family as we celebrate the launch of Jamie’s book Simply Caring.

Get a signed copy of her book “Simply Caring”.

When:
Tuesday, March 19th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where:
Almost Home
3604 Cardinal Point Dr,
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Who: Friends of Almost Home and those interested in learning more about how to care for someone with memory loss / dementia

Founder of Almost Home, Jamie Glavich is on a mission to provide guidance, inspiration and resources to families dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

In her book Simply Caring, she discusses key points about the disease, what to expect and how to prepare. She answers important questions and provides resources to make sense and put the puzzle together of Alzheimer’s.

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Learn more about Jamie’s book Simply Caring & download a free chapter at SimplyCaringBook.com.

Simply Caring: Putting the Alzheimer's Puzzle Together

Introducing The Simply Caring Book

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Introducing Simply Caring: Putting the Alzheimer’s Puzzle Together written by Jamie Glavich.

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Founder of Almost Home, Jamie Glavich is on a mission to provide guidance, inspiration and resources to families dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

In her book Simply Caring, she discusses key points about the disease, what to expect and how to prepare. She answers important questions and provides resources to make sense and put the puzzle together of Alzheimer’s.

Questions answered include:

  • What should be the foundation of care?
  • What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
  • What do I do when the Doctor says it’s Alzheimer’s?
  • What are my options in care?
  • What specific caregiving matters do I need to know?
  • How do I start the day?
  • How do I get through the day and what is Sundowning?
  • The day is almost over, what next?
  • How do I communicate and visit with my loved one?
  • How do I put the pieces of the Alzheimer’s puzzle together?

To learn more about Simply Caring and download a free chapter of the book, visit SimplyCaringBook.com.

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Most of our new customers come from word of mouth or our online listings so your comments can help us grow and provide value to more people.

If you have used Almost Home for service but have visited our facilities, interacted with founder Jamie Glavich or the Almost Home staff and can speak towards our business consider leaving a review about our professionalism, knowledge of industry or customer service.

If for some reason we have not earned a five star review, please contact us so that we can learn how to better serve you. Your feedback and assistance is truly appreciated.

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Almost Home New Years Goals

Setting Goals for the New Year

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Happy “Gathering” New Year

Each January, with great anticipation, I write down a number of resolutions for the year. Something we can all relate to. And like so many other people, I usually give up on some or all of these great ideas within a few weeks. After a little research and introspection, I realized that two things are happening every year. One, I make too many broad resolutions and two, I don’t have a plan. This year will be different – I promise! My plan is to plan. Not just one goal but a short, medium and long-term goal. I’m calling it a goal this year instead of a resolution too. Breaking the goal down into reasonable and achievable steps should help me this year.

Won’t you consider a plan to plan? As with all things in life, a crisis is not the time to consider the plan. Now, before it’s a crisis, is the best time to put all the plan goals into action. Consider having a goal this year for
gathering all important documents for your loved ones. These could include birth certificates, social security cards, insurance cards, and the like. See the First Step Pre-Planning Guide to help you set your goals. We can check back on each other next year and see how we did. Happy Gathering!

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Holistic and Therapeutic Caring for Seniors in Jacksonville, FL

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Almost Home DayBreak employs a holistic and therapeutic approach to caring for your loved one. The daily program provides for the physical, social, cognitive and emotional well-being of each participant. Our goal is to, at minimum, help your loved one maintain their current level of skills. At best, there may be some improvement in areas thanks to the structure and nature of the program. Activities target the whole person and individualize where necessary and possible.

Art Therapy is one activity that is a creative outlet for people in whatever stage they are currently experiencing. Parts of the brain that deal with colors and composition can still be used and developed by those with Alzheimer’s. It is amazing that people are able to continue to create art. Working with art can be calming to someone with Alzheimer’s. It may help create a period of sustained concentration that will improve their mood for the day. We feel anyone can be an artist – after all art is in the eye of the beholder!