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Stop & Shop Reusable Bag Fundraiser

Stop & Shop Reusable Bag Fundraiser

We are so excited to share that the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (LIAF) has been selected to be a part of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers

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Medicare

Turning 65? 7 Things You Need To Know About Medicare

It’s difficult to navigate through Medicare on your own, especially when there are no easy, one-size-fits-all coverage options. So, to help minimize stress while maximizing your Medicare coverage, we

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New Medicare Laws

Reimbursement for Daily Maintenance, Day Programs, and More

New Medicare Laws Allow Reimbursement for Daily Maintenance, Day Programs, Respite Care and MoreThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced non-skilled home care services, such

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Alzheimer's Disease

How Fast Does Alzheimer’s Disease Progress?

After diagnoses, one of the first questions may be “How fast does Alzheimer’s disease progress” followed by a range of additional questions. Unfortunately, there are no clear cut rules on how fast

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Music Programs

Music Programs Offer Hope for Families Fighting Alzheimer’s

In June 2017, LIAF quietly launched its MUSIC & MEMORY Program. In its initial stages, it included just two participants and expanded slowly, at a rate of one new participant per month. Now, over a

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Robotic Pet Benefits

Robotic Pet Benefits

Live companion animals have many benefits, however they can be hard to care for. Joy for All, a division of toymaker Hasbro, has developed a realistic robotic companion with the ability to interact and

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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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