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What Kids With Aging Parents Should Know About Dementia

April 20, 2021

After Mark and Donnie Wahlberg announced the death of their mother, Alma, who suffered from dementia, experts want to help people with aging parents learn to spot early signs of the disease. This Good Morning America story highlights the warning signs of dementia and how to get a free memory screening.

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6 Steps to Reduce Caregiver Stress

April 4, 2021

Finding ways to manage and reduce stress is of paramount importance for every Alzheimer’s caregiver. Untreated stress can lead to physical, mental and emotional caregiver burnout. As part of National Stress Awareness Month (April), this article provides six steps caregivers can take to manage and reduce stress.

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Foundation Awards Grant to NYU Langone to Conduct Innovative Alzheimer’s Research

March 3, 2021

New efforts to expand Alzheimer’s research are under way on Long Island, and it’ll be utilizing a different approach than some others, using a $250,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

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Don’t Overlook Alzheimer’s Affect on Eyesight

Volume 15, Number 4

Alzheimer’s impact on eyesight is a change that may be overlooked–changes that are different from normal changes in vision due to aging. This article explains impairments caregivers should watch for and ways they can help.

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Combatting Dementia Among Veterans

Volume 15, Number 4

Increased risk of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) make memory screenings even more important for veterans. This article details why.

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COVID Vaccine Advised for Alzheimer’s Patients, Their Caregivers

January 26, 2021

Individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and their family caregivers are urged to get the COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they are able to do so, according to AFA’s Medical, Scientific and Memory Screening Advisory Board. This article explains why.

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Pandemic Isolation Detrimental to Those with Alzheimer’s

January 23, 2021

Staying active and engaged, both mentally and physically, during the COVID-19 pandemic is critically important for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and their family caregivers. This story highlights how people can utilize free, daily therapeutic and activity programming for free through the AFA Teal Room.

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Don’t Put a Hold on Health

Volume 15, Number 4

Cognitive impairments, dementia and other health issues don’t go away because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This article explains the importance of continuing to look after your overall health and how to use telehealth.

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Public Health Crisis: Loneliness in Older Adults

Volume 15, Number 4

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stay-at-home orders and visitation restrictions dramatically increased the prevalence of loneliness among senior citizens. This article explores the issue and offers ways to combat this public health crisis.

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Brain Health: Get Memory Screenings

December 11, 2020

AFA President & CEO Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. shares the importance of memory screenings and early detection of memory problems.

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November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November 2, 2020

AFA shares things everyone should know about Alzheimer’s disease: it’s not a normal part of aging, early detection matters and lifestyle choices can make a difference.

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How to Talk to Children About a Relative Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

October 19, 2020

Chicago Tribune discusses AFA’s children’s book, Dancing With Granddad, a teaching tool to help adults explain Alzheimer’s disease to children, with AFA Board Member Luisa Echevarria.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Take a Cognitive Test! Here’s Why Doctors Say You Should Get a Memory-and-Thinking Screening

October 9, 2020

AFA’s President & CEO Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. discusses why memory screenings are important for everyone.

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