Alzheimer's Blog - Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation

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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Supervision of Alzheimer’s Residents in Assisted Living Facilities

By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, February 15, 2016I am incredibly fortunate to have my wife, Clare, residing in an excellent assisted living facility (ALF). Residents with Alzheimer’s disease (AD)

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5 Steps for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, October 26, 2015Once a loved one receives an Alzheimer's disease (AD) diagnosis, there are five actions that should be taken as soon as possible. If important actions

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Alzheimer’s and the NFL

By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, September 1, 2015This is an open letter to NFL Commissioner Goodell, team owners, and players:As another season of the National Football League (NFL) season is about

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NY Legislators Push $1B Bond Issue for Alzheimer’s Research

By Laura Blasey, Newsday, August 11, 2015A Long Island legislator is pushing a $1 billion bond issue for neuroscience and Alzheimer's disease research that aims to make New York the top state in the

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Dementia Units Require Full-time Managers

By Allan Vann, McKnights, November 10, 2014My wife, Clare, has been living in an assisted living residence for more than a year. Aside from the onsite executive director, there are various other onsite

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PAT BOWLEN AND ALZHEIMER’S

Pat Bowlen and Alzheimer’s

By Allan Vann, The Denver Post, July 27, 2014Pat Bowlen’s resignation from Bronco ownership due to Alzheimer’s affords the Broncos a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to their former owner

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