Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Congressman Suozzi and Congressman King Announce New Legislation to Increase Funding to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Congressman Tom Suozzi and Congressman Peter King announced new, bipartisan legislation to help increase federal funding for Alzheimer’s disease research. 

Congressmen Suozzi and King, working with AFA, are sponsoring the legislation (HR3453), which would create the Alzheimer’s Research and Caregiving (ARC) Trust Fund to provide additional funding to federal Alzheimer’s research efforts and caregiver support services.
AFA Awards Grants to Help Fund Respite Care Programs for Families Affected by Alzheimer's
AFA awarded a total of $75,000 in grant funding to 15 of its member organizations to help fund respite care programs and services for families affected by Alzheimer's disease. Funding was provided through AFA's Milton and Phyllis Berg Respite Care Grant Program.

Congratulations to the following grant recipients:

  • Alzheimer’s Alliance Texarkana, Inc. (Texarkana, TX)
  • Alzheimer’s Community Care (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • Alzheimer’s Orange County (Irvine, CA)
  • Betheseda Health Group Foundation (St. Louis, MO)
  • CarePartners (Houston, TX)
  • CaringKind (New York, NY)
  • Conejo Senior Valley Concerns (Thousand Oaks, CA)
  • Keystone Adult Day Program (Oak Ridge, TN)
  • Memory Matters (Hilton Head Island, SC)
  • Payson Senior Center (Payson, AZ)
  • Respite Care Charleston (Charleston, SC)
  • Senior Citizens Council Rome New York, Inc. (Rome, NY)
  • The ARK of SC (Summerville, SC)
  • Valley Adult Day Services (Porterville, CA)
  • Visiting Homemaker Service of Passaic County (Totowa, NJ)

AFA provides several grant opportunities to its member organizations to help further AFA's mission of providing support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide.  Click here to learn more about AFA grant programs.
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Artist Note Cards
These five beautiful note card designs come with a beautiful story: Each design was an original oil painting by artist Evelyn Niemeier Selim, who is now living with Alzheimer’s disease, and preserved with love by her children Ali Selim and Mona Selim. 
In The News
WHO Recommends Steps to Limit Risk of Dementia
About 50 million people around the world currently suffer from dementia. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlights the World Health Organization's decision to highlight dementia as a global-health priority and the new guidelines meant to provide medical professionals and policy makers with recommendations for curbing dementia related-illnesses.
Educational Information Available in Spanish
on AFA’s Website

AFA’s website now has educational information about Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving, brain health and wellness and more available in Spanish! Resources include:

Feel free to share these materials with individuals whose primary language is Spanish. Spanish language educational brochures are also available. 
Click below to register for an upcoming program:
Member Spotlight
Sibley Memorial Hospital , a nonprofit, full-service community hospital and member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, in Northwest Washington, D.C., has a distinguished history of serving the community since its founding in 1890. Among the services it provides is Club Memory ® , a stigma-free supportive social group for people with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners. The Club Memory program began with a small group of people coming together in Sibley Memorial Hospital’s cafeteria in September 2011. Since its inception, Club Memory has continued to grow, now serving nearly 800 people, including those in under-served areas.

"Each session offers activities such as board games, puzzles, sing-alongs, trivia and challenges, sharing of resources and discussions. Club Memory also offers support groups for people with a diagnosis of dementia and their family care partners," said Marti Bailey, BS, CSA, CDP, Director of Sibley Senior Association and Community Health. "At Club Memory, conversation, community and even laughter among peers who truly understand each other open the doorway to living life to its fullest in the face of a cognitive challenge."
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