Welcome to Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation.

The mission of Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation (LIAF) is to help improve the quality of life for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders, and their caregivers.

For over 25 years, LIAF has been providing supportive community-based services to Alzheimer’s families on Long Island. LIAF takes considerable pride in its pioneering role in the development of cutting edge services that foster the independence, dignity, well-being and safety of individuals with Alzheimer’s, thus aiding in the prevention of premature nursing home placement. LIAF’s programs offer help and hope for families grappling with Alzheimer’s disease.

To learn more, please visit our Programs page. And as always, please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We're here to help!

LIAF Celebrates Women Who Make A Difference
Save The Date - LIAF Golf Classic - June 8, 2015
Upcoming 2015 Events

Caregiver’s Resources

Caregivers Corner
A helpful resource page full of tips, articles and comments from you, and others who are sharing the same journey. Read more.

Events & Fundraisers

Upcoming Events
Stay up to date with the varied and informative events held by LIAF! Learn more.

Prospective Client Information

Before you visit...
Please fill out and bring this form to LIAF on the day of your scheduled appointment with a LIAF Social Worker. Get form.

In your own words...

  • "Our community is blessed to have LIAF and their incredibly caring staff available to families during the tough times of watching our loved ones as their memories drift away." Read all testimonials.
    Anne Marie A., Caregiver
    "My Mother has been attending LIAF for the past 4 years. We as a family don't know where we would be if it weren't for LIAF. I can't praise this organization enough. My mother is treated with kindness and the dignity and respect she deserves." Read all testimonials.
    Irene D., Caregiver
  • "Our experience with LIAF is a light of love and care and true help. It changed our lives for the best through this most challenging journey." Read all testimonials.
    Peggy S., Caregiver
    "LIAF has given me the support I needed to accept and understand Alzheimer's. It also gives me respite when he is at LIAF and I can relax knowing he is safe and enjoying himself." Read all testimonials.
    Carole K., Caregiver
  • "My wish would be for all who are dealing with Alzheimer’s on Long Island to become involved with LIAF through their support groups and programs." Read all testimonials.
    Allan V., Caregiver
    "The payoff (of LIAF): Real friendships that have comforted, advised and healed. Edward has friends who understand him. We know that we are not alone." Read all testimonials.
    Harriet G., Caregiver

Meet The Five Women Being Honored At
LIAF’s Celebrating Women Luncheon!

  • Geri Barish

    Geri Barish is a three time cancer survivor who over the last two decades has dedicated herself to finding the causes and cure for cancer. She was the founding member of 1in9, The Long island Breast Cancer Action Coalition as well as the founder of Hewlett House, a haven for thousands of Long Islanders with cancer. She has earned the distinction of being New York’s preeminent breast cancer activist, has received numerous awards, recognitions and achievement’s and in 2012 was named the Woman of the Year by Lifetime Television.

  • Kathleen Rice

    Kathleen Rice began her career in public service as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, NY where she prosecuted cases of domestic violence and gang activity before joining the office’s elite Homicide Bureau. In 1999, she was appointed an Assistant U.S. Attorney, where she went on to an award-winning career as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Philadelphia office. On January 6, 2015, Kathleen was sworn into office as the representative for New York’s fourth congressional district, which covers parts of Nassau County, New York.

  • Abby Modell

    Abby Modell is a Contemporary Art Glass Designer with a background in fashion and textile design. Her luxurious, contemporary hand-blown art glass has been published in numerous design publications such as Interior Design Magazine, Architectural Digest, Gotham, Hamptons, Downtown Magazine, American Style and Haute Living. Over the years she has won numerous awards including Interior Design Magazine; 2012 Spring Market Tabloid for Rock Gem Sculpture, 2012 Niche Award Finalist for Dionysus Sculpture and 2011 Honoree Interior Design Magazine “Best of Year Awards” for organic vase Collection.

  • Karen Henley

    Karen Henley has been a strong advocate in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease, especially early onset, since her husband was diagnosed at the early age of 36. In 2011 Karen was presented with the Frank Carlino Outstanding Advocate Award in recognition with her efforts on a large and small scale for Alzheimer’s. Her advocacy helped pass the National Project Act (NAPA), a legislative initiative that will create a coordinated national plan to overcome the Alzheimer crisis. President Barack Obama signed NAPA into law on January 3, 2010.

  • Cathy O’Malley

    Cathy O’Malley is the Senior Vice President of the First National Bank of Long Island. Cathy is also very involved in the community as she has served as the Treasurer of the Merrick Chamber of Commerce. Cathy was named Small Business Person of the Year by the Merrick Chamber of Commerce.