“We are thankful to the United Way and the Lee County Board of County Commissioners for supporting our effort to help us build a dementia informed community. We will expand our reach to seniors residing in lower income areas who may have limited access to transportation and other support services. We will offer one on one support and referral assistance along with educational classes to support their caregiving journey and to reduce isolation.”
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The Dubin Center has been providing dementia-specific programs in our community for over three decades. As a nonprofit agency, we offer most of our services for free or at a very low cost, and scholarships are available for those who are unable to pay. Most of our income is derived from grants, corporate sponsorships, fundraisers, and the generosity of individuals who support our mission. The Dubin Center does not receive any income from any national organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association, with which we are not affiliated. We are primarily a local, community-based nonprofit and community resource serving the needs in Southwest Florida. In addition to the supporters shown below, we are grateful to the many families who have provided for The Dubin Center through bequests, annuities and other financial arrangements.
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“My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three years ago and of course our lives have changed tremendously. One thing I realize is that I “like”my husband as much as I “love” him and we will go day to day with this powerful disease. Yes, my husband has Alzheimer’s but I try not to sweat the little things anymore. Those little imperfections in our lives just do not matter. I really don’t think about the little things that could spoil our day. I concentrate on living our lives as happy as we did and laughing as much as possible each day! That’s what is important…not wasting time on the unimportant things. I smile every time I think about him!”
Pat Anderson, The Dubin Center Caregiver and loving wife
I wrote this poem (click here to read) to creatively express my overwhelming emotions of grief. I am in hope that this will help others to deal with their own grief of a spouse especially through dementia.
Sandy, The Dubin Center Caregiver
For anyone dealing with dementia, whether it be the person diagnosed or their loved ones, having an organization like The Dubin Center to help navigate and cope with this life-changing reality is invaluable. It’s been a while since Maria’s diagnosis so, as expected, our situation and needs are ever changing. The Dubin Center has been there for us since our initial interaction with them. For their vital support we return the favor by supporting the work they are doing for the whole community.