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This Veteran’s Day LIAF is Honoring America’s Military Heroes
This Veteran’s Day, LIAF is honored America’s military heroes by making an effort to also help keep people safe. On[...]
29029 Everesting Fundraiser
What an epic feeling to complete 17 ascends, 29029 feet! Thanks to all of you who supported me with words[...]
Recognizing LIAF’s Hard Working Women
On Thursday, October 18th the Long Island Business News awarded two of LIAF’s hard working women! Executive Director, Tori Cohen[...]
A Quick Review of the History of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
When learning about the history of Alzheimer’s disease it is important to know the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.Simply[...]
Representative Rice Introduces Bill to Help Younger Alzheimer’s Patients
For Immediate Release  | May 14, 2018 May 7, 2018, Westbury, N.Y. – Nearly 200 guests recently attended the annual[...]
Summer Traveling With Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Summer means vacations for many families.  But for those who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Dementia,[...]
Another Successful LIAF Annual Golf Outing
For Immediate Release  | May 14, 2018 May 7, 2018, Westbury, N.Y. – Nearly 200 guests recently attended the annual[...]
Running to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness: One Man’s Inspiring Story
Currently, there are more than 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease. It can strike at almost any age, and[...]
Bereavement After an Alzheimer’s Death
By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, September 12, 2016 In my Huffington Post blog on 11/9/15, “Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups,” I wrote[...]
Clinical Trials for New Alzheimer’s Medications
By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, July 19, 2016 Inside Science News Service noted on April 16, 2016 that “Alzheimer’s is a graveyard[...]
Alzheimer’s Medications
By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, June 13, 2016 Most people know that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) leads to memory loss and cognitive[...]
Alzheimer’s Exercises Aim to Improve Patients’ Memories
By Christine Chung, Newsday, May 31, 2016 Twice a week, a handful of senior citizens gathers at Amber Court Assisted Living[...]
Moving On After an Alzheimer’s Death
By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, May 16, 2016 When Clare was placed in the dementia unit of an assisted living facility[...]
Death Due to…Alzheimer’s?
By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, May 5, 2016 This is not the column I had initially prepared for posting today, but[...]
Alzheimer’s Spouse Not Ready to Move On
By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, April 11, 2016 Clare’s Alzheimer’s disease continues to worsen and she entered a nursing home last[...]
Choosing a Nursing Home for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s
By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, March 28, 2016 In March, 2013, I knew that the time was approaching when I would[...]
‘Aging in Place’ With Alzheimer’s in Assisted Living Facilities
By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, March 14, 2016 New York has some Assisted Living Residences (ALRs) that have “enhanced assisted living”[...]
Alzheimer’s Patients in Psychiatric Hospitals
By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, February 29, 2016 My wife Clare has Alzheimer’s disease and recently spent three weeks in a[...]
Supervision of Alzheimer’s Residents in Assisted Living Facilities
By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, February 15, 2016 I am incredibly fortunate to have my wife, Clare, residing in an excellent[...]
5 Steps for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, October 26, 2015 Once a loved one receives an Alzheimer's disease (AD) diagnosis, there are five[...]
Alzheimer’s and the NFL
By Allan Vann, Huffington Post, September 1, 2015 This is an open letter to NFL Commissioner Goodell, team owners, and players:[...]
NY Legislators Push $1B Bond Issue for Alzheimer’s Research
By Laura Blasey, Newsday, August 11, 2015 A Long Island legislator is pushing a $1 billion bond issue for neuroscience and[...]
Dementia Units Require Full-time Managers
By Allan Vann, McKnights, November 10, 2014 My wife, Clare, has been living in an assisted living residence for more than[...]
Pat Bowlen and Alzheimer’s
By Allan Vann, The Denver Post, July 27, 2014 Pat Bowlen’s resignation from Bronco ownership due to Alzheimer’s affords the Broncos[...]
Placing a Loved One in Assisted Living
By Allan Vann, Social Work Today, May/June, 2014 Seven months after placing my wife, Clare, in the dementia unit of a[...]
Alzheimer’s — would you want to know?
By Michael Dobie, Long Island Newsday, March 14, 2014 Suppose you are a senior citizen and a blood test could predict[...]
First Large-scale Study Finds Cognitive Training Aids in Long-term Function in Older People
By Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, January 13, 2014 The first large-scale trial to show that training improves cognitive function in older[...]