My Published Articles

Notes: To read any article on this site in its originally submitted form, please click on a year and month under "Blog Archive" at the right side of this page.  Then click on the title of the article you want to read.  Following the text of each article is a link to the journal, magazine, or newspaper should you wish to access the published version.  

Between June/2015 and December/2016, I also had a blog column in the "Healthy Living" section of The Huffington Post.  To read any of these 35 columns, please go to ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/allan-s-vann

Starting in March, 2017, I had monthly blogs posted on the website of Annals of Long-Term Care, a publication of the American Geriatrics Society.  The actual posted versions of those blogs may be found under "Blog Archive" at the right side of this page.

On July 28 and August 3, 2017, I also posted Personal Blogs that I did not send anywhere for publication.  Whether or not I post any additional personal blogs remains to be seen!

If you want me to respond to any comment, or have a question you would like to ask, please email me directly at acvann@optonline.net and write the word "blog" or "article" in the subject line of your email.  Thanks.

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Alzheimer’s and Baby Boomers.  American Journal of  Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias.  September, 2010, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp. 477-478.

Ten Things You Should Do When the Diagnosis is Alzheimer’s.
American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias. 
March, 2011, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 93-96.

Forget the Mental Status Test -- and Learn to Listen.  Journal of Family Practice.  May, 2011, Vol. 60, No. 5, p. 180.

Clinical Trials … A Caregiver’s Recommendations.  Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials.  October, 2011, Vol. 8, p. 679.

Alzheimer’s … Our New Cancer?  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  December, 2011, Vol. 59, No. 12, pp. 2396-2397.

Please Tell Alzheimer’s Patients Not to Drive.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  March, 2012, Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 597-598.

Stamp the Foreheads of People with Alzheimer’s.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  August, 2012, Vol. 60, No. 8, pp. 1597-1598.

Easier Trails: Traveling with People with Dementia.  care ADvantage, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.  October, 2012, Fall issue, pp. 13-15.

Listen More Carefully to Alzheimer’s Caregivers.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  October, 2012, Vol. 60, No. 10, p. 2000. 

Traveling a difficult road with Alzheimer's.  Newsday. November 24, 2012, p. A21.  (Published in print on same day with different title: Our hard road together with Alzheimer’s.) 

Empowering people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers -- There is still much work to be done.  Dementia.  April, 2013, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 155-156.

Alzheimer’s Behaviors or Coincidences?  Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinsonism.  May, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 1, p. 111.

Current Alzheimer’s Medications: Effective Treatment Options or Expensive Bottles of Hope?  Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.  July, 2013, Vol. 14, No. 7, pp. 525-526.

Two Recommendations for Alzheimer’s Medication Protocols. 
Clinical Trials:  Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials.  August, 2013, Vol. 10, pp. 637-638.

Caregiver Support Groups.   Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  August, 2013, Vol. 61, No. 8, p. 2013. 

Three Important Actions for Alzheimer's Caregivers.  Annals of Long-Term Care.  October, 2013, Volume 21, pp. 37-38.  Also published in sister online publication, Clinical Geriatrics, October 1, 2013.

Weighing A Difficult Decision: The 'When' and 'Where' Of Assisted Living Placement.  care ADvantage, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.  October, 2013, Fall issue, pp. 10-13.

The NFL and Alzheimer’s - Go Purple. USAgainstAlzheimer's ... "by 2020"  guest blog.  October 29, 2013.  Access online only.

Four ways for assisted living operators to facilitate transitions.  McKnight's Long -Term Care News/Assisted Living.  December 20, 2013.  Access online only.

Alzheimer's cure must be found. Newsday op ed, January 6, 2014, p. A25.  (Published online, 1/3/14, in advance of print publication.)

My New Year's "Wish List" for a National Alzheimer's Agenda.
USAgainstAlzheimer's ... "by 2020" guest blog.  January 10, 2014.  Access online only. 
 


Help Alzheimer's Patients and Caregivers With Online Resources.  Caring for the Ages, American Medical Directors Association.  January, 2014, Vol. 15, No. 1, p.11.  Access online only.

The 'How' of Easing the Transition to Assisted Living.  care ADvantage, Alzheimer's Foundation of America.  January, 2014, winter edition, pp. 14-17.

Gender Adjustments for Alzheimer's Caregivers.  McKnight's Long-Term Care News/Assisted Living.  January 10, 2014.  Access online only.
  
Advising Alzheimer's Caregivers about Assisted Living.
Annals of Long Term Care.  January, 2014, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 17-20.

A Caregiver’s Wish List for a National Alzheimer’s Agenda.  American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias.  March, 2014, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 111-113.

Helping Caregivers Prepare for Emergencies. Social Work Today e-Newsletter.
April, 2014.  Access online only.

The National Alzheimer's Project Act: Missed Opportunities from a Caregiver's Perspective.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  May, 2014, Vol. 62, No. 5, pp. 966-967.

Alzheimer's caregiving: The new normal.  McKnight's Long -Term Care News/Assisted Living, May 19, 2014.  Access online only.

Placing a Loved One in Assisted Living.  Social Work Today.  May/June 2012 issue, Vol. 14, No. 3, p.30.

Looking Back at the Assisted Living Placement for a Loved One With Alzheimer's. Annals of Long-Term Care, Vol. 22, No. 6,  June 19, 2014.  Access online only.

Secrets to satisfied family members that providers should know. McKnight's Long- Term Care News/Assisted Living  July 2014 issue, published online July 16, 2014.

Bowlen, Broncos can raise awareness of Alzheimer's. The Denver Post, July 27, 2014.  Published online as a guest commentary in their Opinion section.

Making New York the Center for Alzheimer's Research.
American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias.  September, 2014, Vol. 29, No. 6, pp. 489-491.

War on Alzheimer's?  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. September, 2014, Vol. 62, no. 9, pp. 1819-1820.

3 Steps To Fight Alzheimer's.  USAgainstAlzheimer's ... "by 2020" guest blog. October 1, 2014.  Access online only.

Breaking Free From Caregiver Prison: Can Assisted Living Social Workers Help?
Annals of Long -Term Care.  Vol. 22, No. 10, October 7, 2014.  Access online only.

Dementia units require full-time managers.  McKnights Long-Term Care News/Assisted Living, November 10, 2014.  Access online only.

Visiting Loved Ones with Alzheimer's in Residential Placements.  Annals of Long-Term Care, Vol. 22, No. 11, November 26, 2014.  Access online only.


A Caregiver's Perspective on ALR Care for People with Dementia.  Annals of Long-Term Care, Vol. 23, No. 1, January 16, 2015.  Access online only.

Caring for Alzheimer's Patients in the ED. Published on website of Emergency Medicine News on March 6, 2015 in advance of publication in Emergency Medical enews. Vol. 37, Issue 3B, on March 26, 2015.

An Alzheimer's Spouse ... Married, yet Widowed.  AFA Care Quarterly, Spring, 2015, pp. 14-15.

From Caregiver to Advocate.  Today's Caregiver, March-April, 2015, pp. 26-27.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Need Caring Too.  AFA Care Quarterly, Fall 2015, pp. 8-10.

Reporting Deaths of Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease.  Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, December, 2016, Vol. 64, No. 12, pp. 2419-2420.   (Published online in advance of print publication on November 8, 2016.)

10 New Year's Wishes for Alzheimer's Caregivers.  Today's Caregiver, January/February, 2017, pp. 14-15.

Free Respite Opportunities for Caregivers.  Today's Caregiver, February 7, 2017.  Access online only.

Cautioning Caregivers About Long-Term Care Insurance.  Annals of Long-Term Care.  March 1, 2017.  Access online only.

Alzheimer's and the 21st Century Cares Act. Today's Caregiver, March 14, 2017.  Access online only.

Inspirational Thoughts for Alzheimer's Caregivers, Widows, and Widowers.  AFA Care Quarterly, Spring, 2017, pp.8-9.  

Tips For Improving Caregiver Communication In ALFs and NHs.  Annals of Long-Term Care, April 20, 2017.  Access online only.

Is Your NH Visitation Policy in Compliance with Federal Law?  Annals of Long-Term Care, May 9, 2017.  Access online only.

Dementia Resident Care Transition Policies. Annals of Long-Term Care, June 20, 2017.  Access online only.

Personal Blog #1 ... 15 Months as an Alzheimer's Widower.  Posted only on this site on July 28, 2017.

Personal Blog #2 ... The Truth About Alzheimer's Disease Through the Eyes of a Home Caregiver.  Posted only on this site on August 3, 2017.

Coordinating Private Aides For LTC Residents With Dementia.  Annals of Long-Term Care, August 7, 2017.  Access online only.

Discussing Brain Donation With Dementia Residents.
Annals of Long-Term Care, September 12, 2017.  Access online only.

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Columns published in the “Healthy Living” section of The Huffington Post are not reprinted on this website, but all may be accessed at: www.huffingtonpost.com/allan-s-vann

HP1)  6/4/15 - Reflections of an Alzheimer’s Spouse
         
HP2)  6/10/15 - Reflections of an Alzheimer’s Spouse ... Acceptance
           
HP3)  6/17-15 - Reflections of an Alzheimer’s Spouse ... Affection and Love
         
HP4)  6/24/15 - Reflections of an Alzheimer’s Spouse ... Anger
         
HP5) 7/1/15 - Reflections of an Alzheimer’s Spouse: Anxiety and Depression

HP6)  7/7/15 - Reflections of an Alzheimer’s Spouse: Doubt and Guilt

HP7)  7/16/15 - Reflections of an Alzheimer’s Spouse: Frustration

HP8)  7/22/15 - Reflections of an Alzheimer’s Spouse: Loneliness, and Sadness

HP9)  7/29/15 ... Reflections of an Alzheimer’s Spouse: Stress and Grief

HP10) 8/4/15 ... Reflections of an Alzheimer’s Spouse: Caregiver Comments

HP11) 8/17/15 ... Alzheimer’s and the Media ... Follow the Money

HP12) 9/1/15 ... Alzheimer’s and the NFL

HP13) 9/15/15 ... Alzheimer’s Caring Costs

HP14) 9/28/15 ... Transitions for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

HP15) 10/13/15 ... Withholding an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

HP16) 10/27/15 ... 5 Steps for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

HP17) 11/9/15 ... Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Groups

HP18) 11/23/15 ... Alzheimer’s and Driving

HP19) 12/7/15 ... Uneven Transitions for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

HP20) 12/21/15 ... Alzheimer’s Patients in Hospital Emergency Rooms

HP21) 1/5/16 ... Caring for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

HP22) 1/19/16 ... Alzheimer’s Patients in Nursing Homes

HP23) 2/1/16 ... Alzheimer’s Care ... Where?

HP24) 2/15/16 ... Supervision of Alzheimer’s Residents in Assisted Living
                               Facilities

HP25) 2/29/16 ... Alzheimer’s Patients in Psychiatric Hospitals

HP26) 3/14/16 ... Aging in Place With Alzheimer’s in Assisted Living Residences

HP27) 3/28/16 ... Choosing a Nursing Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

HP28) 4/11/16 ... Alzheimer’s Spouse Not Ready to Move On

HP29) 5/5/16 ... Death Due to ... Alzheimer’s

HP30) 5/16/16 ... Moving On After an Alzheimer’s Death

HP31) 6/13/16 ... Alzheimer’s Medication

HP32) 7/19/16 ... Clinical Trials for New Alzheimer’s Medication

HP33) 9/13/16 ... Bereavement After an Alzheimer’s Death

HP34) 10/13/16 ... Alzheimer’s and Presidential Elections

HP35) 12/23/16 ... Starting A New Year After an Alzheimer’s Death










 




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