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Art Therapy

Art Therapy: Create And Release

We aim to offer a wide range of activities in our constantly evolving day program. Our goals are to stimulate various parts of the brain and cater to the diverse interest of our participants. One activity

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Blood Test for Alzheimer's Disease

Groundbreaking Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease Shows Promise

Alzheimer's is a disease caused by the progressive degeneration of brain cells resulting in reduced cognition and loss of certain brain functions. As the 6th leading cause of death among seniors in the

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Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy: A Retiree Helping Retirees

Meet Gibs, one of our volunteer pet therapy dogs! Gibs would visit our participants once a month, and bring a happy, nostalgic feeling. Multiple studies have cited benefits among dementia such as positive

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Honor Your Loved Ones Affected by Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Honor Your Loved Ones Affected by Alzheimer’s & Dementia

This is a participant celebrating her birthday at LIAF, with her daughter by her side and surrounded by friends. LIAF is not just a place for her to attend to participate in activities and spend the day—LIAF

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40 Under Forty

40 Under Forty

By virtue of her mother, Melissa Katz learned the values of compassion and empathy by lending a hand to elderly friends and neighbors from a young age. Those lessons were early job training for Katz, who

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A 29,029 Foot Climb to Honor Mom

In October, Kelly DeBusschere climbed a mountain 17 times. When she peaked on her 17th go, she had climbed the equivalent of the height of the tallest mountain in the world. DeBusschere’s mother was

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Activity keeps your brain sharper, even if you have dementia

Even people with limited mobility had clearer thinking if they did whatever activity they could, the study found. Click for more!

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