Al'z Place provides care for people age 18+ with Alzheimer's disease or severe memory impairment. The adult program is available five days per week, eight hours per day. Therapeutic activities include physical exercise; active and quiet games; reminiscence; validation therapy; and other failure-free activities. These services are available through ElderCare of Alachua County which is a program at UF Health Shands.
Once a year, the Noelle Hammer, founder of Art Without Boundaries, comes to Al'z Place to work with the people there. Through MnemeTherapy, they create beautiful paintings together, which are later auctioned off at the annual Moonlight and Martinis event benefitting Al'z Place. For more information about Al'z Place, please visit ElderCare.UFHealth.org. For more information about the Moonlight and Martinis event, please visit MoonlightandMartinis.org.
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.