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Press Releases from Alzheimer's Association Long Island (16 total)

Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Hosts Second East End Walk to End Alzheime …

Following the success of this summer’s East End Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Riverhead, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island will have its second East End Walk to End Alzheimer’s/Fall Festival on October 20 at the intersection of Main Street and the Village Green (near the gazebo) in Westhampton Beach. Registration begins at 9 a.m., followed by the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. and the Walk at 11 a.m. The opening ceremony will

East End Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be Held August 25

Alzheimer’s Association Long Island is inviting Eastern Long Island residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the East End Walk to End Alzheimer’s on August 25. This year’s walk will begin at Downtown Riverhead’s Grangebel Park on Peconic Avenue and end at the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center (formerly known as Atlantis Marine World), located at 431 Main Street in Riverhead.

Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Welcomes New Care Consultant Amy Oster

Alzheimer’s Association Long Island has announced that Amy Oster will join the organization as its Care Consultant. In her new role, Ms. Oster will regularly meet with families of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease to develop a long-term care plan and discuss available programs and resources. Ms. Oster has been successful in facilitating the support group for caregivers, which has greatly increased in size under her leadership. Before joining Alzheimer’s Association

MEDIA ADVISORY 4/3 "It Starts with Sylvan" Donates $1,000 towards 2012 Walk to E …

Who: Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Patty Gorman, Team Captain, It Starts With Sylvan

Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Hosts Inaugural Physician’s Outreach Din …

On March 7, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island hosted 50 physicians at its first-ever Physician’s Outreach Dinner at the Melville Marriott. Guest speakers included Dr. Peter Davies, Ronda Wexler-Kahn and Mindy Wexler-Rosenfeld, Dr. Norman Pflaster and Ronald Fatoullah. Dr. Davies, Scientific Director, Litwin-Zucker Center for the Research of Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and North Shore LIJ Health Care System, covered treatments and diagnostic testing for the

MEDIA ADVISORY 3/8 AALI Announces 2012 Alzheimer's Disease Education Conference …

Who: Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Ellen Tolle, RN, MPS, Instructor, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island

Mary Ann Malack-Ragona Comments on Recent Study Finding That Skin Cancer Drug Ma …

Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island, says a recent finding that a drug used to cure skin cancer may also be used to reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease is an indication that researchers may be one step closer to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. A team of researchers from Case Western University tested Bexarotene — a drug which is used in humans to treat

Mary Ann Malack-Ragona Comments on Recent Alzheimer’s Studies Finding That Dis …

Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island, says recent findings from two independent studies showing how Alzheimer’s disease spreads throughout the brain are an indication that researchers may be one step closer to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Two studies — one from Columbia University and another from Harvard University — involved genetically engineered mice that were able to produce abnormal human tau proteins in the

New York Islanders Host Fundraising Night for Alzheimer’s Association Long Isl …

Alzheimer’s Association Long Island will get an “assist” from the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders with a special fundraising night on February 24 at Nassau Coliseum when the Islanders face off against their division rivals, the New York Rangers, at 7 p.m. The Islanders are teaming up with Alzheimer’s Association Long Island to raise funds for their mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research to provide and

Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Announces Release of Latest Report on Alzh …

Alzheimer’s Association Long Island announced the release of the most recent report about Alzheimer’s disease. “Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer’s Plan Must Address” provides a look into the unrelenting challenges brought on by this disease by offering insights and perspectives from individuals across the country who participated in the Alzheimer’s Association’s public input process. The Association and over 70 of its chapters hosted 132 input sessions throughout

MEDIA ALERT for Saturday, October 1, 2011 Alzheimer's Association Long Island Ho …

WHO: Mary Ann Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Cory Leible, Southampton resident who will walk from Southampton to East Hampton to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Local elected officials

Alzheimer's Association Long Island's First Annual East End Walk to End Alzheime …

SOUTHAMPTON, NY (September 20, 2011) — Alzheimer’s Association Long Island is inviting Eastern Long Island residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the first annual Alzheimer’s Association Long Island’s East End Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Its satellite office at 33 Flying Point Road, Suites 121/122 in Southampton will be the site of the Chapter’s kick-off event on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30

MEDIA ADVISORY 9/10 Alzheimer's Association Long Island Presents 2011 Walk to En …

Who: Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Walkers participating in the 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer’s What: Alzheimer’s Association Long Island presents the 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer’s/ Oktoberfest. Participants will take part in

MEDIA ADVISORY 7/28 Northport Resident Bryan Proctor Raises Awareness for Alzhei …

Who: Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Bryan Proctor, Northport Resident and Physical Education teacher at Harborfields High School Members of Distant Memories Swim Team What: Bryan Proctor, a Northport resident, will lead a

Northport Resident and Harborfields H.S. Physical Education Teacher Bryan Procto …

Ronkonkoma, NY (July 15, 2011) — Alzheimer’s Association Long Island has announced that Bryan Proctor, a Northport resident and a physical education teacher at Harborfields High School, will lead a team of swimmers in the 8th Annual Distant Memories Swim on Thursday, July 28, in order to draw attention to this devastating disease that impacts over 60,000 families here on Long Island. Opening ceremonies are expected to begin promptly at

Jimmy’s Presents Ladies’ Couture to Benefit Alzheimer’s Association Long I …

On July 9, some of the most exquisite cocktail and evening wear and red-carpet ready-to-wear ladies’ fashions will be available for purchase at Jimmy’s, located at 167 Main Street in Westhampton Beach. Ten percent of the sales proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s Association Long Island’s newly established satellite office at 33 Flying Point Road in Southampton. Those in attendance will get to meet internationally known fashion designer Lorena Sarbu. Originally from Romania,