Alzheimer's Foundation of America

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22nd of March 2018

AFA: How Federal Spending Deal Impacts Individuals with Alzheimer’s

March 22, 2018 Here’s how the Omnibus Federal Spending Deal impacts individuals with Alzheimer’s disease: Boost to NIA/NIH Funding The omnibus federal spending deal, currently being considered by Congress, will deliver a $414 million funding increase for Alzheimer’s disease research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  This brings federal investment toward finding a cure […]

9th of February 2018

AFA: Increased Spending at the NIH Paves the Way for a Much-Needed Boost to Funding for Alzheimer’s Research

(February 9, 2018)—Congressional leaders have agreed to a two-year budget package that calls for increasing spending at the National Institutes of  Health (NIH) by $2 billion.  This would provide the additional funding necessary to increase Alzheimer’s disease research at NIH by at least $400 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, as approved by both the […]

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Awards $100,000 in Respite Care Grants

(February 7, 2018) The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national non-profit organization that unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia and their families—recently awarded a total of $100,000 in respite care grants to 20 of its member organizations across the […]

2nd of February 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Toll-Free Helpline Expanding to Seven Days a Week

 New Sunday Hours Start this Weekend NEW YORK (February 1, 2018)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is expanding its National Toll-Free Helpline to seven days a week to provide individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers with assistance, support and resources.  The helpline, which was previously open Monday through Saturday, is adding Sunday hours starting […]

23rd of January 2018

AFA: Signing of New RAISE Family Caregiver Law Positive Step, But Continued Action Needed from Washington

Urges Critical, Next Step to Significantly Boost NIH-Funded Research The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) heralded the signing of the new RAISE Family Caregiver Act, which will provide a desperately needed comprehensive national plan for the millions of family caregivers across the country who tirelessly care for their loved ones—including those living with Alzheimer’s—often while […]

11th of January 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces 2018 National Educating America Tour

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today announced its 2018 “Educating America” Tour, which brings Alzheimer’s-related educational conferences to cities across the country.  The tour will be visiting 14 states to raise Alzheimer’s awareness, promote early detection and provide individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, caregivers and the general public with information about Alzheimer’s related programs, […]

10th of January 2018

AFA Urges President Trump to Seize the Opportunity to Help Family Caregivers

RAISE Family Caregiver Act Heading to the President’s Desk Following Recent Approval by Congress The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is urging President Donald Trump to provide help to millions of family caregivers across the country by signing the RAISE Family Caregiver Act.  The legislation was passed by the Senate Monday night, following approval by […]

5th of January 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Winter Weather Safety Tips For Families Whose Loved Ones Are Dealing With Alzheimer’s

With extreme cold and winter storms bringing dangerously low temperatures, major snowfall and hazardous conditions to states across the US, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering tips to help families caring for someone with Alzheimer’s keep their loved one safe. “Frigid temperatures, snow and ice can pose dangers for everyone, but especially so […]

21st of December 2017

AFA: Alzheimer’s Caregivers Still Need Help from Washington to Sustain their Crucial Role

Preserving Medical Expense Tax Deduction Important Step, Approval of RAISE Act Needed Next In the wake of sweeping changes to the nation’s tax code, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) President and CEO Charles Fuschillo is urging Washington to take additional steps to aid caregivers assisting those with Alzheimer’s. “The daunting task and financial burden of […]

14th of December 2017

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Tips Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease Should Consider When Planning Holiday Celebrations

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and millions more are serving as caregivers for a family member with the disease.  As these families prepare to celebrate the holidays, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering tips to help make the family gathering as enjoyable as possible for their loved one […]