Sixty percent of Alzheimer's patients will wander, but there are tools that can help to keep them from getting lost.
Alzheimer's can be a stressful disease for everyone involved, including caregivers and their loved ones. One thing that can heighten the stress is the wandering that can occur. Sixty percent of Alzheimer and dementia patients wander, which is the afflicted individual walking off for a reason and getting lost in the confusion. In order to keep Alzheimer's and dementia patients safer, there are services that can be used to help keep track and return wanderers home safely, which Bernadette Homan, Business Development Specialist at Arden Courts in Largo shared with Patch. Comfort Zone and Safe Return are offered by the Alzheimer's Association and Project Lifesaver is offered by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Sign up for the free Largo …
The group Valentine's Day wedding celebration, officiated by the Pinellas Clerk of the Circuit Court, gathered 30 couples to take the plunge into matrimony, although the ceremony had to be moved indoors due to rain.
Thirty couples gathered together in the conference room of the Florida Botanical Gardens to exhange vows of matrimony this past Valentine's Day. The Pinellas County tradition has been going on for seven years, but it was a little different this time around. Normally, the mass wedding takes place among the beautiful foilage of the botanical gardens, but the ceremony was moved inside due to the rain. While some couples did the wedding on a whim after years together, some did the wedding because of the efficiency of having the wedding planned and inexpensive. To watch the couples tie the knot, check out our video above. Sign up for the Largo Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.