Reducing Risk

Unfortunately, there is no definitive, scientifically-proven way to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other causes of dementia. Scientists are working to identify risk factors, and ways of modifying those elements. Age, genetics, and lifestyle all may play a part. There is growing evidence that a combination of interventions, i.e., aerobic exercise, weight training, optimal sleep patterns, a Mediterranean diet, reducing stress, social and cognitive engagement can help improve overall health, including the cognitive health, of older adults. In the video below, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi o [...]

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Looking for Home Care?

Find Home Care Agencies in Your Area Click here to get information on Home Care Agencies in the New York City area. Please note that although agencies have their main offices in one borough, they may also service other boroughs. TogetherWeCare® by CaringKind Connecting trained home care workers with the families who need them TogetherWeCare.com was created to bridge the gap between aides who have completed the CaringKind Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers and families seeking to hire trained aides to provide care. Aides who have completed CaringKind's training are afforded the [...]

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For Professionals

If you are a medical professional looking for resources or support, please visit our Healthcare Outreach page here click here. We have a staff member dedicated to informing clinicians and other healthcare professionals about our core support and education services—all free and non-medical— to facilitate referrals of persons with dementia and their caregivers and to supplement a physician care plan. We also have materials to offer you. Training for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Healthcare and Caregiving Professionals Our experienced training staff offers programs to sensitize professionals and par [...]

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Volunteer

CaringKind has nearly 500 volunteers who participate in our work in a variety of ways. Whether you can spare only a little bit of time or make a more significant time commitment we hope that you will join us in our very special community. Please note that most of our volunteer opportunities take place between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday in our offices located at 360 Lexington Avenue. Volunteer Application Administration Assist in the many administrative tasks needed to keep our organization running smoothly, including special projects, mailings, collating and copying. Hours: daytime ho [...]

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Other Dementias

What is dementia? Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning—and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. Dementia ranges in severity from the mildest stage, when it is just beginning to affect a person’s functioning, to the most severe stage, when the person must depend completely on others for basic activities of daily living. Many conditions and diseases cause dementia. The most common cause of dementia in older people is Alzheimer’s disease. Other causes include different kinds of brain chan [...]

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