Register for The Longest Day

On June 20, 2016, the longest day of the year, people across the globe will join together to raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s and to honor those facing this disease. JOIN THEM! Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and honor those living with Alzheimer’s by participating in an activity theyContinue reading “Register for The Longest Day”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Ashby Franklin

I had never heard the word Alzheimer’s when I was growing up. In my community, people usually lived to a ripe old age, unless they had something like cancer. My first experience with this disease was about 30 years ago when my grandmother began failing. Her mind could not communicate what her body needed toContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Ashby Franklin”

FREE Resource for Caregivers

Family Access to Memory Impairment and Loss Information, Engagement and Supports (A Program of Riverside ClearPath) The Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health is excited to offer The New York University-Caregiver Intervention for family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s or other types of memory loss. This federally funded research program provides free counselingContinue reading “FREE Resource for Caregivers”

Thanks to ACECF for the $10,000 Grant Award

The chapter extends its gratitude to the Altria Companies Employee Community Fund for awarding $10,000 to conduct an Early Stage Engagement program to bring families dealing with Alzheimer’s together in a non-challenging environment for enjoyable activities. The grant also includes funding to subsidize the cost of respite care for low income families.

Facts & Figures 2015 – Mortality and Morbidity

Alzheimer’s disease is officially listed as the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. It is the fifth leading cause of death for those age 65 and older. However, it may cause even more deaths than official sources recognize. Alzheimer’s is also a leading cause of disability and poor health (morbidity). Before a person with Alzheimer’s dies, he or she lives through years ofContinue reading “Facts & Figures 2015 – Mortality and Morbidity”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Lois Swersky Saunders

Lawrence Swersky, a brave and courageous WWII patriot, survived hand to hand combat in New Guinea.  He spent a year in a Army hospital healing from malaria and jungle rot.  He never complained,  even when the jungle rot (a parasite in the blood), a lifetime WWII souvenir attacked him every summer.  To him it wasContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Lois Swersky Saunders”

Thanks again to The Longest Day Teams

On June 21st, The Longest Day, teams across the country and around the world put their passion to work to support those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. They played cards, rode bikes, cooked, read, went horseback riding, and participated in many other activities. The Longest Day, held annually on summer solstice from sunriseContinue reading “Thanks again to The Longest Day Teams”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Shirley Young

My mom was a successful businesswoman.  After her retirement, mom pursued her American Dream and started Anna’s Bakery in her co-op and worked there for the next 12 years. However, one day mom burned three cakes and couldn’t explain what had happened to her customers. Shortly thereafter, mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. My sisterContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Shirley Young”