Alzheimer's Foundation of America

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15th of January 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces 2019 National Educating America Tour Events

 Third Year of Multi-Year Tour to Educate Communities About Alzheimer’s Disease (January 15, 2019)—  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced the 2019 stops for its Educating America Tour, a multi-year program which brings information about Alzheimer’s disease, brain health and dementia caregiving directly into communities.  The tour visits states across the country to raise […]


2nd of January 2019

BOLD New Action to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Applauds New Federal Law to Combat Alzheimer’s January 2, 2019  – Upon the signing of the Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (BOLD) into law, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national nonprofit organization that provides support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s […]


31st of December 2018

Make Taking Care of Your Brain Your New Year’s Resolution

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America offers tips to promote good brain health and healthy aging in 2019 (December 31, 2018) — With people worldwide getting their New Year’s resolutions ready, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging individuals to take 10 steps to promote good brain health and healthy aging in 2019. “Taking care of […]


21st of December 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Appoints Arthur Laitman to its Board of Directors

(December 19, 2018)  – The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced the appointment of Arthur S. Laitman, Esq., to its Board of Directors.  Mr. Laitman, a resident of Roslyn, NY, has served as an Associate Board Member of AFA since 2016. “During his service on our Associate Board, Arthur Laitman proved himself to be a […]


6th of December 2018

Identity Theft and Alzheimer’s: Steps Caregivers Should Take to Protect Their Loved Ones

Tips from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (December 5, 2018)- With identity theft an even greater threat during the holiday shopping season, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is informing the more than 5 million American families living with Alzheimer’s disease about steps they can take to protect their loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease […]


3rd of December 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces 2019 “Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness” Scholarship Essay Competition

High School Seniors Invited to Write About How Alzheimer’s Has Impacted Their Lives (December 3, 2018) — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is inviting college-bound high school seniors across the country to enter its 2019 Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest for the chance to earn money for college.  The annual program has […]


30th of November 2018

Bringing Holiday Cheer to a Loved One Living with Alzheimer’s

Tips for a dementia-friendly holiday celebration from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (November 30, 2018) — With millions of American families affected by Alzheimer’s disease getting ready to celebrate the holidays, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing tips on how to adapt holiday gatherings to make them as enjoyable as possible for someone living […]


21st of November 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Advises Consumers: Be Informed before Using an At-Home Genetic Testing Kit this Holiday Season

NEW YORK (November 21, 2018)- With the growing popularity of at-home genetic testing kits as holiday gifts, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is advising consumers about what to know before taking a genetic test to learn health information. At-home genetic testing kits provide information about ancestry and, potentially, genetic risk for medical conditions.  Use […]


Holiday Travel Tips for Caregivers Traveling with a Loved One who has Alzheimer’s Disease

NEW YORK (November 19, 2018) — With more than 54 million Americans projected to travel at least 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering tips to families planning to travel with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease. “Thanksgiving is all about families coming together, […]


31st of October 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Statement on Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

NEW YORK (October 31, 2018) — “Tomorrow, November 1st, marks the beginning of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time where we work to increase understanding about Alzheimer’s disease and show support for the more than 5 million American families living with it. Alzheimer’s is a growing public health epidemic; it’s the sixth leading cause of death […]