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Woman to be honored for Alzheimer’s work

A New Hyde Park woman who uses her

A New Hyde Park woman who uses her therapy dog to comfort Alzheimer's patients is receiving an award. Credit: Handout

A New Hyde Park woman who uses a therapy dog to comfort people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease will be honored Thursday in Melville.

Nanette Palermo is one of 15 people who will receive the first annual Robert and Marjorie Schreibman Caregiving Award at the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation's Coping and Caring Conference and Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Long Island.

The Schreibman Award recognizes family caregivers whose efforts result in a more positive care experience for a person with dementia.

“Knowing Nanette for the past five years, I am aware of her extreme dedication and devotion in caregiving towards her mother,” Bob Schreibman said in a news release. “Despite the time consumed with her mother, she still finds time to volunteer at the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation with her therapy dog, Cassie, demonstrating deep compassion and patience.”

For more information about the conference and luncheon, ticket prices or to reserve a seat, call 516-767-6856.

Find Newsday's coverage of Robert and Marjorie Schriebman's story here.

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