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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: DEMENTIA CARE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

NEW YORK (July 8, 2014) — Know an outstanding dementia care professional? Nominate that deserving person for “Dementia Care Professional of the Year.” Dementia Care Professionals of America (DCPA), a division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), holds this competition to honor an individual who has […]

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Perkins Eastman Research Collaborative and The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America team up to identify best design practices for dementia care facilities

NEW YORK (June 18, 2014) — Perkins Eastman Research Collaborative and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)are pleased to announce the publication of the white paper, “Excellence in Design: Optimal Living Space for People With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias,” an extensive report that details best design […]

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Pennsylvania senior organization becomes first to earn system-wide ‘Excellence in Care’ distinction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK (May 8, 2014) – The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today announced that Phoebe Ministries, a non-profit organization based in Allentown, Pa., has achieved AFA’s  “Excellence in Care” distinction for all of its specialized memory care programs at seven senior adult continuum […]

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Statement on Task Force’s Recommendation on Screening for Dementia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK (March 26, 2014) —The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing optimal care and services to people with dementia and their families, today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) […]

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: DEMENTIA CARE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | July 22, 2013 NEW YORK (July 22, 2013)—Dementia care professionals are in a class by themselves, taking on new challenges each day as they provide care to people with the progressive brain disorder. Now, families, colleagues and others have an opportunity to recognize […]

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America CEO Eric Hall Resigns Executive VP Carol Steinberg Named Acting CEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 6, 2013 NEW YORK, NY—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America ( AFA) Board Chairman Bert E. Brodsky announced today that Eric J. Hall, AFA’s founding CEO and president, resigned effective February 1. AFA Executive Vice President Carol Steinberg has been named Acting CEO, […]

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Names ‘Dementia Care Professional of the Year’ Horticulture Therapist Creates Innovative Program at NYU Langone Medical Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 5, 2013 NEW YORK, NY – When Gwenn Fried first began engaging people with Alzheimer’s disease in gardening activities as an intern at a New York hospital, never did she envision what her passion for horticulture would lead to 16 years later. […]

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Releases Recommendations to Update National Alzheimer’s Plan ‘Time to Build’ Report Declares ‘More Needs to Be Done’ to Manage Health Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 3, 2013 NEW YORK, NY —Noting that “more needs to be done” to tackle the escalating incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today released a report that includes more than three dozen recommendations to build upon the current […]

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National Group Seeks Nominations for ‘Dementia Care Professional of the Year’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | July 9, 2012 NEW YORK, NY — Each day, many healthcare professionals across the country go above and beyond to help individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their families. Whether working at long-term care facilities, adult day centers, non-profit organizations or […]

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to Host Free Educational Conference in New York Entertainer David Cassidy, Nutrition Expert Joy Bauer Will Address Caregivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 9, 2012 NEW YORK, NY —As government leaders increasingly acknowledge the need for greater education about Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will provide an understanding of the disease and practical strategies to handle daily challenges at a free, care-focused […]

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