Alzheimer's Foundation of America Media Center - 2015
Islanders Team Up with AFA to Raise Awareness of Alzheimer's
New York, NY (December 18, 2015) — The New York Islanders hockey team announced this week that the franchise and the family of its longtime coach Al Arbour have teamed up with AFA to make the team's commemorative "AL" patch available to fans. Arbour, who recently passed away, battled Alzheimer's disease for several years. People can purchase the patch for $10 and proceeds go to AFA.
ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA RECOGNIZED BY NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S STATE BOARD FOR SOCIAL WORK AS AN APPROVED PROVIDER OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR LICENSED SOCIAL WORKERS
New York, NY (September 1, 2015) — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (L.M.S.W.s and L.C.S.W.s), the Foundation announced today. This designation was granted in conjunction with the State’s evaluation of AFA’s new DVD-based training program, “AFA Partners in Care: Supporting Individuals Living with Dementia.” Participants who successfully complete the program and pass the associated exam will earn 5.5 New York State contact hours.
ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA EARNS FOUR-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR
New York, NY (September 1, 2015) — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)’S sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the second consecutive year that AFA has earned this distinction. AFA received an overall score of 97.13 and scored 100 percent on its accountability and transparency practices.
ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA RELEASES NEW DEMENTIA CARE TRAINING PROGRAM - “AFA Partners in Care: Supporting Individuals Living With Dementia” Available Now
New York, NY (August 12, 2015) — A meaningful understanding of dementia is essential to any dementia care provider’s toolbox, but being armed with the just basics is not enough. Today’s professional needs a host of other skills and sensitivities to make a positive difference in the quality of life of people with dementia and their families. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today announced a new program—available through its Dementia Care Professionals of America (DCPA) division—that aims to transform the standard of dementia care. “AFA Partners in Care: Supporting Individuals Living with Dementia,” is a six-hour comprehensive training video that underscores the importance of relationship-building in dementia care.
ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA AWARDS $25,000 INNOVATION GRANT - Alabama Organization's Sensory-Based Program for People with Late-Stage Dementia Named Winner
New York, NY (July 7, 2015) — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today announced that it has awarded its 2015 Brodsky Innovation Grant to Caring Days, an adult day center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., for its “Enhancing Life Through The Senses” program. Designed to improve quality of life for individuals in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, Enhancing Life Through the Senses employs technology such as fiber optics, bubble tubes, aroma diffusers, vibrating music recliners and low-tech tools like baby dolls and massage therapy, to create a rich, multi-sensory environment.
ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA AWARDS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS - Teens Share Personal Stories of Strength and Love in the Face of Alzheimer’s Disease
New York, NY (June 15, 2015) — An incredible man who touched the lives of every person he met,” is how Gunnar Tyler Henning, 18, of Washington, N.J., described his grandfather “Pop,” in his essay, “Only One Enemy.” Henning’s poignant tribute, which revealed how Alzheimer’s disease ravaged his grandfather and his family—yet at the same time, forged strength and closeness among them—earned him the $5,000 grand prize in this year’s Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness college scholarship competition.
ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA SUPPORTS CAREGIVERS AND EARLY DETECTION OF MEMORY ISSUES WITH SPECIAL EVENTS DURING MAY, OLDER AMERICANS MONTH
New York, NY (April 7, 2015) — In celebration of Older Americans Month in May, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host back-to-back free, educational events in New York City. These events will draw attention to the importance of early detection of memory problems and support the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and family and professional caregivers. AFA’s Concepts in Care conference on Friday, May 15, will offer a full day of workshops and exhibitions for professional and family caregivers, as well as individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Remember Together Day on Saturday, May 16, will allow people to recreate significant events from history via a special outdoor photo booth set up at Flatiron Plaza. The event will encourage people to protect their memories and those of their loved ones through early detection of potential memory issues. Remember Together Day will include free memory screenings, an information booth and activities for children and families.
ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA ADVOCATES FOR INCREASED FEDERAL FUNDING, ADVANCEMENT OF NATIONAL PLAN TO ADDRESS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
New York, NY (January 20, 2015) — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is kicking off the year with a host of advocacy efforts aimed at increasing federal funding for Alzheimer’s disease as well as bringing some of the goals outlined in the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease to life.
DEADLINE APPROACHING: ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION’S “TEENS FOR ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS” COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
New York, NY (February 4, 2015) — The entry deadline for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)’s “Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness” college scholarship competition is fast-approaching. Interested teens must enter by February 15, 2015. AFA will award one grand prize winner a $5,000 scholarship, along with two runner-up prizes of $2,500 and $1,000 each. Seven honorable mentions, in the amount of $500 each, will also be awarded.
ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION AWARDS $12,500 TO PROJECT LIFESAVER - Donation Outfits Organization with 50 Transmitters to Help Vulnerable Adults in New York State
New York, NY (May 7, 2015) — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today announced that it has awarded a $12,500 grant to Project Lifesaver International to enable the organization to purchase 50 transmitter kits to assist in the location of adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses in New York State. The grant is part of an ongoing strategic partnership between the two organizations.