Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

press releases

30th of March 2016

april is occupational therapy month alzheimer’s foundation offers discounted dementia-care training

April is Occupational Therapy Month and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is celebrating by offering occupational therapists a 10 percent discount on its dementia care training program, “AFA Partners in Care: Supporting Individuals Living With Dementia.” “Occupational therapists are a vital part of the care team and we wanted to show our appreciation for them […]


21st of March 2016

alzheimer’s foundation of america releases results of new survey, providing extensive research on issues related to memory, cognitive screening, and brain health

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing optimal care and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, recently commissioned Harris Poll to conduct an online survey, which presents findings on views on various issues related to Alzheimer’s, including memory, cognitive screening, and brain health. The research […]


27th of January 2016

free, educational teleconferences on advanced care for people with alzheimer’s disease attend alzheimer’s foundation of america’s “care connection” on february 11

For many people, the prospect of advance planning for theirs or a loved one’s care is a sensitive subject and often one that gets pushed aside because it makes us uncomfortable. Yet, it is a subject worth addressing, particularly when Alzheimer’s disease enters the picture. On February 11, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)’s “Care […]


21st of January 2016

long-term care professionals need dementia-specific training to meet growing demand alzheimer’s foundation of america answers call with new training dvd

Currently, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses and that number is expected to nearly triple by mid-century. In line with this spike, the demand for long-term care will rise. Many long term-care and assisted living facilities offer dedicated programs for individuals living with dementia that are designed […]


19th of January 2016

alzheimer’s foundation of america calls for $1 billion increase in funding for alzheimer’s research and caregiver supports in president’s fy 2017 budget

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing optimal care and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, is urging President Barack Obama to continue to take a bold stand in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth leading cause of death among Americans. In a letter […]


14th of January 2016

alzheimer’s foundation of america offers dementia-specific training for social workers continuing education contact hours available for completing program and exam

Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses and that number is expected to nearly triple by mid-century. As the incidence of this devastating disease continues to grow, a meaningful understanding of dementia is essential to today’s care professionals. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) recently released a comprehensive […]


11th of January 2016

a loved one has alzheimer’s disease … now what? alzheimer’s foundation of america’s national toll-free helpline offers support, education

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it can be confusing, frustrating and overwhelming. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing optimal care and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, encourages individuals to reach out for support and education. The organization offers a […]


6th of January 2016

alzheimer’s foundation of america’s dementia training program equips nursing professionals with critical skills to care for dementia patients

A meaningful understanding of dementia is essential to any dementia care provider’s toolbox, but being armed with just the basics is not enough. Today’s professionals, in particular, nurses who are on the frontlines of care need a host of other skills and sensitivities to make a positive difference in the quality of life for people […]