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Dr. Alisa Kauffman’s recent feature in Dans Papers

 

Dr. Alisa Kauffman, the CEO and founder of Geriatrichousecalldentistry.com, has devoted her entire dental career of 36 years working on the homebound and elderly, most with Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia.

Her goal in life is to see this type of practice exist all over the United States.  Dr. Kauffman has lectured in housecall dentistry to dental students all over the country and worldwide. Her passion is in mentoring young dentists to follow in her career path. Her book How to Become a Housecall Dentist sold out in 3 months during Covid to dentists interested in this unique niche practice.

Her newest passion is to help families find other homebound services and products to improve the quality of life for everyone dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other issues causing the elderly to be homebound.  Her growing website, CaringAndAble.com, is devoted to finding these unique services and products that many caregivers may not know exist. She is a bright light at the end of the tunnel.  Her second book, “The Tooth and Nothing But the Truth,” is a complete guide to improving oral care for the elderly, providing necessary information to professionals and caregivers.  Because of her commitment to Alzheimer’s caregiving, Dr. Kauffman has been selected by CaringKind, the Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving, as the Chair of their 2021 Alzheimer’s Walk. Based in New York City, CaringKind is a nonprofit organization and the leader in Alzheimer’s caregiving, and their annual Alzheimer’s Walk is their largest community fundraising event of the year, raising over half a million dollars for caregivers through two Walks: one Walk in Brooklyn on the Coney Island Boardwalk on September 26, and one Walk in Central Park on October 10. The Walk in Central Park will feature Dr. Kauffman, celebrities like David Hyde Pierce, and other celebrities, musicians, and more.

“Almost everyone will experience caregiving in their lifetime, and many will experience Alzheimer’s caregiving,” said Dr. Dr. Kauffman. “I hope people will join me by registering for the CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk – together, we can help caregivers through a difficult journey!”

The Walk site can be found at caringkindnyc.org/walk.

Dr. Kauffman is a long time resident of Bridgehampton and loves spending weekends and holidays with her family and friends enjoying everything the Hamptons has to offer.

 

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