Alexander "Sandy" Halperin

Profile Updated: November 11, 2020
Residing In: Tallahassee, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Gail, met in dental school (Gail is also a dentist), married in 1974.
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Occupation: Dentist (Prosthodontist) - not working at this time due to disabilities...
Children: Karen Halperin Cyphers (Age 41) living in Tallahassee, married to Brett. I have four grandchildren (Rebecca, More…Madeline, Emma and Alexander). Karen is on the Executive team at Sachs Media www.SachsMedia.com and has her PhD in Political Science from Florida State University.

Lauren Halperin (Age 39) living in Atlanta as an actor. Her website is: www.LaurenHalperin.com Laurie has appeared on a bunch of commercials, tv shows and movies. Laurie also established a successful "Working Actors Group" in Atlanta (www.TheWorkingActorGroup.com and www.LaurenHalperin.com being her acting website). We are thrilled that she is now in Atlanta which is about a five hour plus drive from where we live in Tallahassee, Florida. Laurie is engaged to Travis Powers with a wedding planned in April (pending Covid situation...)
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Dear Classmate friends,

Hi and I hope that all is well with all of you and your families.

As many of you know, I had been diagnosed with having dementia, in addition to my having a slew of other difficult health issues including being on a feeding tube for over a year now (subsequently complications from cervical neck surgery). My health issues are why I was unable to attend the last several reunions.

Back in 2012, I was selected to serve on the National Alzheimer's Association Early-Stage Advisory Group, of which I am now an alumnus. The role of the Early-Stage Advisory Group is to raise awareness about early-stage issues, act as a spokesperson for national media opportunities, advocate to increase funding for research, and support the Association in providing the most appropriate services for people living with Alzheimer's. I have also been active locally, in the State of Florida and nationally with regards to Alzheimer's and other dementia advocacy, programs and initiatives for care. I have had to +++ dramatically cut back on the vast bulk of my helping with dementia advocacy with my declining short and long term memory and other medical = health issues.

Yes, I continue to have huge health challenges, but I do my best to live in the gift of the present moments...

My wife Gail and I celebrated our 47th anniversary this past March.

PS = CNN (Dr. Sanjay Gupta and team) have been following me and my family for about 3 or so years with regards to my having dementia. There is a written portion to what they have called "Sandy's Story" and 7 video segments = much of which had been filmed a few years ago... the most recent segment is the last segment (at my daughter Laurie's wedding). Here is a link to the written segment and the 7 video segments that are online and many of which were on CNN TV...

http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/12/health/alzheimers-sandys-story/index.html

With love and best regards,
Sandy

SandyHalperin@Gmail.com
My LinkedIn site: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandersandyhalperin

School Story:

Still have lots of great memories of those years with y'all... including our trips down the street to Friendly's! I miss their Awful Awful's and those Big Beef Cheeseburgers with extra pickles...

Walking the school hallways, etc during classes = using passes that I forged! Don't tell anyone...

High School Rememberances

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This is a presentation that I delivered to the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) Advisory Council in Washington, DC in 2015.

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