CaringKind Blog


Congratulations to the de Blasio Administration
Lou-Ellen Barkan Congratulates The de Blasio Administration For Protecting Caregivers From Employment Discrimination (New York, NY) – Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, New York City, Inc. (formerly the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association), issued a statement praising the de Blasio administration’s passing of important legislation pro [...]

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An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg
Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, I am not a greedy person. So I will not ask you for billions of dollars. What I am is a fierce and passionate advocate for the more than 500,000 New York City residents affected by a dementia diagnosis. So, as you and your wife consider your philanthropic options, please consider the following: in less than 30 years, as many as 16 million Americans will either have Alzheimer' [...]

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A Letter from the President & CEO
Dear Friends: 2015 was a transformative year. After 30 years of operating as the New York City Chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association, we have separated from National to return to our roots as an independent charity. Only our name has changed. We remain the only organization in New York City singularly focused on quality care and support for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dement [...]

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Resolutions for Dementia Caregivers
Presidents MessageFrom Lou-Ellen Barkan, President & CEO Dear Friends, It's the start of a new year and, like me, you're probably sitting there, staring at a blank sheet of paper, contemplating what you want to accomplish in 2015 and what 2014 mistakes you don't want to repeat. Will you resolve to lose weight... save money... manage stress better... eat healthier... run your first marathon... [...]

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Fighting Alzheimer's: A Radical Idea
Presidents MessageFrom Lou-Ellen Barkan, President & CEO Dear Friends, On the recent occasion of my 70th birthday, I decided that it was time to go radical. With one notable exception in the 1960s (when I burned my bra to save a neighborhood library from closing) my life has been one of judicious restraint. From being a full-time mother to having a career on Wall Street, and from serving in Ma [...]

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