Sandy and Ira Asherman are the founders of the Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center of NYC. They are retired management consultants who spent much of their professional life consulting to the pharmaceutical industry. Sandy is currently dealing with an Alzheimer's diagnosis while Ira works to be a competent caregiver. In addition to developing this web site they have continued their interest in the theatre and dance. They are also taking advantage of the many programs available to Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers. Sandy was so excited by the Tea dance run by Rhythm Break Cares that she persuaded Ira that dancing lessons should be their next adventure and they are now arguing over who is the better dancer. Sandy has had Type One - Diabetes for over sixty years and is also a Breast Cancer survivor. Sandy has written an article about the years after her Diabetes diagnosis and Sandy and Ira have collaborated on an article about Breast cancer from a husband's perspective. They have written a number of professional articles and books on negotiation and edited a book of readings on the topic. With all that writing and working together, many of their friends are amazed that they still talk to each other.
The design, construction, and maintenance of this website contributed by Technical Directors Gary and Marcy Garb.
Read Sandy's article, "Diabetes Revisited"
Read Sandy & Ira's article, "Breast Cancer: A Husband's Perspective"
Read Andrew Curry's article, "Diabetes and Dimentia: The Connection Between Diabetes and Cognitive Decline", featuring the Ashermans
New Articles by Ira:
Read Ira's article, "I Am Losing My Wife"
Read Ira's article, "Coronavirus and Alzheimer's: A Precarious Relationship"
Read Ira's article, "The magic of music"