Making Mother's Day Special for Your Loved One With Alzheimer's
Wondering how to make Mother's Day special for a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia-related illness? AFA is providing tips about how you can celebrate your special someone living with dementia this Mother's Day.
In The News
How Can You Care for Aging Parents Who Live Far Away?
Caring for someone with Alzheimer's can be challenging, especially when your loved one is far away. An article in First for Women offers tips about long distance caregiving and how family members can still remain involved in the process.
Need a Mother's Day Gift?
AFA has several ways you can honor the special woman in your life this Mother's Day, including:

All proceeds support the fight against Alzheimer's disease!
Through its Educating America Tour and "Alzheimer's Disease from A to Z" Lecture Series, AFA is bringing educational programs and resources to communities across the country. Join us at one of our upcoming events! Interested in bringing a program to your community? Contact AFA at 866-232-8484.
Click below to register for an upcoming program:
Washington Update
AFA Makes Recommendations to Senate to Increase Healthier Outcomes, Delay Placements in Nursing Home Settings
AFA submitted five legislative proposals to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) to improve the quality of care to persons living with dementia-related illnesses and possibly even delay placement into long term nursing home settings. The recommendations were submitted in response to a call for proposals to increase health care efficiencies.
Member Spotlight: Berko Music Therapy
Berko Music Therapy provides in-home and community-based music therapy services for older adults living in the New York City area. Their team of music therapists create customized programs that help participants engage in sessions by actively listening, making music, or sharing thoughts and feelings elicited. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals living with health challenges through music-based creative approaches to therapy. 

“Playing or experiencing music decreases the sense of isolation, powerlessness, and disorientation that often comes with aging. Whether it is through singing, playing piano, or tapping a beat on a drum, individuals living with Alzheimer’s learn to be more present in the music and experience it at a deeper level. It changes the overall atmosphere in the living environment and improves the interactions of those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. We love to collaborate with AFA to make a positive impact in people’s lives," said Berko Music Therapy owner and primary therapist Ariel Weissberger.
Gamers Team Up to Fight Alzheimer's,
Raise $134,000 in 24 Hours!
Solitaire is a game played individually, but a group of players recently came together for a special event to help people with Alzheimer's disease. For the second year in a row, GSN Games’ Solitaire TriPeaks held an event to support AFA and individuals with Alzheimer's. The event raised an incredible $134,000 in just 24 hours!

Thank you to GSN Games and all the Solitaire TriPeaks players who took part for helping to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's disease!
Upcoming Events
AFA holds educational, therapeutic and professional training programs at its New York City offices and other areas throughout the country. Click below to check out the AFA events calendar.
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