Alzheimer's Foundation of America

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22nd of February 2021

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Providing Suffolk County Veterans with Free Memory Screenings Through Suffolk County Marathon Grant

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has been awarded a Suffolk County Marathon grant to provide free memory screenings to Suffolk County veterans and their families.  Screenings will take place every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm and every Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and will be conducted virtually, allowing […]

10th of February 2021

Don’t Overlook Alzheimer’s’ Affect On Eyesight

In understanding the changes that occur for a person living with Alzheimer’s disease, one that may be overlooked is what may be happening to eyesight—this is distinct to the changes in vision that occur as we age. Kendra Farrow, Research and Training Associate with the National Research and Training Center (NRTC) at Mississippi State University, […]

26th of January 2021

Combatting Dementia Among Veterans

Military service is a significant commitment, and we should always honor and appreciate the men and women who served in the American armed forces. Clearly though, it’s not without its share of personal risks. Among them, veterans may have an increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as well traumatic brain injury (TBI) which may […]

20th of January 2021

Don’t Put a Hold on Health

“COVID has been the focus of all of health care, but unfortunately, the rest of our medical problems don’t know they need to go on hold. Cognitive impairments and dementia don’t go away because we’re dealing with a pandemic.” That’s how Joyce Fogel, MD, FACP, AGSF, Associate Professor of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine at Mount […]

Loneliness in Older Adults: A Public Health Crisis

Loneliness, a very common emotion, can come and go throughout our lives, but it is recognized as a health concern as well. The onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders and visitation restrictions at long-term care facilities dramatically increased the prevalence of loneliness among our senior citizens. “Even before the pandemic, loneliness […]

23rd of November 2020

Creating a Dementia-Friendly “Happy Thanksgiving” Celebration for a Loved One Living with Alzheimer’s During COVID-19

(November 23, 2020)— COVID-19 continues to impact all facets of life, including how families celebrate Thanksgiving. With governmental health agencies recommending limited in-person gatherings on Thanksgiving to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering tips on creating a dementia-friendly Thanksgiving celebration for families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease during the […]

22nd of May 2020

Memorial Day Craft: Potato Print Poppies

Supplies: 1 Potato (or round flat object) Red & Black acrylic paint Paint brush Q-Tip White paper Steps: Slice potato in half and cover the cut side with red paint, using paint brush. If using a round flat object, cover one side with red paint. To create an imprint, place the potato cut-side-down on to […]

11th of April 2019

Respite Grant Application update

28th of March 2019

Spring 2019 Bi-Annual Grant Winners   AGE of Central Texas Austin, Texas Air Force Enlisted Village-Hawthorn House Shalimar, Florida Alzheimer’s and Parkinson Association of Indian River County Vero Beach, Florida Alzheimer’s Community Care West Palm Beach, Florida Alzheimer’s Family Organization Spring Hill, Florida Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama Birmingham, Alabama Alzheimer’s Services Center Morrow, Georgia Art […]

13th of December 2018

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Urges BOLD Action from Congress in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

House Must Join Senate in Approving BOLD Act (DECEMBER 13, 2018)- Upon the United States Senate approving the Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (BOLD), 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 disease and related dementias, […]