Social Impact Heroes: Why & How Eleonora Tornatore-Mikesh Is Helping To Change Our World

August 17, 2022 As part of my series about “individuals and organizations making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Eleonora Tornatore-Mikesh. Eleonora Tornatore-Mikesh, President and CEO of CaringKind, New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving, has been named on the City & State New York’s 2022 Health Care Power 100, for the second year in a row. City & State New York’s Health Care Power 100 highlights the public health officials, hosp [...]

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The 2023 Health Care Power 100

The 2023 Health Care Power 100New York’s leaders who are saving lives across the state.City & State New YorkCity & State When Eleonora Tornatore-Mikesh trained as an aging and dementia specialist at the start of her career, she didn’t know she would be back, nearly 25 years later, to head the same organization. Prior to her return, Tornatore-Mikesh implemented statewide dementia training in over 140 facilities as CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut chapter and is working toward reduc [...]

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Alan Patricof featured on Fox Business News in support of CaringKind

I joined Jackie DeAngelis on Fox Business Network to discuss my support for CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving. During my wife Susan’s 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s, we leaned on CaringKind to provide our family with top-notch care, support, and resources. Last month, I ran the New York City marathon on behalf of CaringKind and raised over $525,000 to support the organization. I’m immensely grateful for their work and look forward to continuing my support in the future. Check out [...]

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NYC Marathon’s oldest runner was adventurous mogul Alan Patricof, 88

Interested in Athletes to End Alzheimer's? Become part of our alumni like Alan and learn more. At 88, he went 26.2! Eighty-eight year-old venture capital heavyweight Alan Patricof was the oldest NYC Marathon runner this year, out of 47,839 participants. And the financier raised more than half a million for charity with his epic achievement. The adventurous octogenarian, who has said he’s “determined to live to be 114,” crossed the finish line in just over 8 hours and 50 minutes, wearing a shi [...]

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CaringKind spreads Alzheimer’s disease awareness at 34th annual walk

Millions of Americans die from Alzheimer's disease every year, and The CaringKind organization is spreading awareness about the disease. Dozens of people walked along the Coney Island boardwalk during the group’s 34th annual Alzheimer's walk. According to the Alzheimer's Association, deaths from Alzheimer's increased by 145% between 2009 and 2019. “One of the reasons why people aren't getting diagnosed is because there is a stigma. At CaringKind, we're trying to reduce that stigma…we want pe [...]

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