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Veronica's Run

How far would you go to end Alzheimer’s? For Veronica Armbruster and her son, Connor, the answer is 26.2 miles. On October 12, as team Jude, they ran a marathon in honor of Veronica’s mother, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease seven years ago. The pair also ran to raise awareness and funds for the Association. After months of training and sacrifice, the joy of seeing her Mom at the finish line made it all worthwhile. 


Potential Medicaid Consequences of Being a Paid Caregiver for a Family Members (10/17/2014)
by Shelly Casserly, Esq., Burke & Casserly, P.C. - Alzheimer's Association NENY Corporate Partner

Many family members are the primary caregivers for their loved ones and usually the care is uncompensated.  Occasionally however, the level of care requires a family caregiver to quit his or her primary job to provide the care, and the care recipient wishes to compensate the caregiver for those services. This informal compensation arrangement can lead to issues if the care recipient ever needs Medicaid benefits.


Blondes vs Brunettes Game Rumbles to Victory! (9/22/2014)

A BIG thank you to everyone who helped make the fourth annual Blondes vs. Brunettes game such an outstanding success! Thanks to the players, the fantastic volunteers, the sponsors, the coaches, and the fans - Wow! Plus - a big thank you to Skidmore College for accommodating us when we were forced to change the venue at the last minute. The incredible BvB volunteers took it all in stride, and created a concession stand for the fans in a short 48 hours. Wow again!

For those interested in the score - The Blondes were up, 7 to 6 until 2:28 seconds left in 4th quarter. Then, three plays later, the Brunettes scored with :31.4 seconds on the clock! The final score - Brunettes 12, Blondes 7. Closest game ever, and the biggest fundraising total.

Score: 32-28 Year 1, Total raised: $25,000
Score: 14-12 Year 2, Total raised: $35,000
Score: 18-19 Year 3, Total raised: $58,000
Score: 12-7   Year 4, Total raised: $75,000 

And in case you were wondering - yes, it has rained every single year.

For more info and LOTS of photographs, go to or

  Understanding the Options for Residential Care (4/18/2014)
by Shelly Casserly, Esq., Burke & Casserly, P.C. - Alzheimer's Association NENY Corporate Partner

One of the most challenging issues facing caregivers is the decision of residential care placement for a loved one. A significant part of the challenge lies in attempting to understand the care placement options available, and how to pay for them. While truly grasping the scope of residential care in New York would take a significant amount of time, a caregiver well-versed in some of the jargon, and well-equipped with hard questions, can successfully navigate the senior housing option maze.


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