Alzheimer's Blog - Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation

Bereavement After an Alzheimer’s Death

By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, September 12, 2016In my Huffington Post blog on 11/9/15, “Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups,” I wrote about how caregiver support groups for Alzheimer’s

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Clinical Trials for New Alzheimer’s Medications

By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, July 19, 2016Inside Science News Service noted on April 16, 2016 that “Alzheimer’s is a graveyard for expensive drug tests. One study showed that between 2000

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Alzheimer’s Medications

By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, June 13, 2016Most people know that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) leads to memory loss and cognitive decline. Most people, however, may not know that many people with AD

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Alzheimer’s Exercises Aim to Improve Patients’ Memories

By Christine Chung, Newsday, May 31, 2016Twice a week, a handful of senior citizens gathers at Amber Court Assisted Living Facility in Westbury to exercise their memories.Led by social workers, they

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Moving On After an Alzheimer’s Death

By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, May 16, 2016When Clare was placed in the dementia unit of an assisted living facility in 2013, I had to transition to living as a married single. Since my beloved Clare

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Death Due to…Alzheimer’s?

By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, May 5, 2016This is not the column I had initially prepared for posting today, but this is the column I needed to write. On April 12, 2016, just one day after posting

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Alzheimer’s Spouse Not Ready to Move On

By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, April 11, 2016Clare’s Alzheimer’s disease continues to worsen and she entered a nursing home last month. I now try harder than ever to savor each “good” visit

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Choosing a Nursing Home for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s

By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, March 28, 2016In March, 2013, I knew that the time was approaching when I would place my wife, Clare, in an Assisted Living Residence (ALR). I did considerable research

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‘Aging in Place’ With Alzheimer’s in Assisted Living Facilities

By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, March 14, 2016New York has some Assisted Living Residences (ALRs) that have “enhanced assisted living” certification, which allows people with dementia to “age

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Alzheimer’s Patients in Psychiatric Hospitals

By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, February 29, 2016My wife Clare has Alzheimer’s disease and recently spent three weeks in a psychiatric hospital, a separate building among many on a huge hospital

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