Reducing Risk

As we are living longer, scientists and researchers are working to identify risk factors in developing Alzheimer’s disease and how to use that information in daily life. 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, adopting a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet rich in monounsaturated fats, low in saturated fats and eliminating trans fats from the diet all could impact one’s brain health. In addition, stress reduction, staying engaged socially and cognitively might pl [...]

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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 t [...]

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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 pa [...]

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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 Beginnings at CaringKind A social gathering for older adults with early or mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other neurocognitive disorders. Hours: daytime hours, Mond [...]

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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 cha [...]

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Our Impact in 2019

8,000 Helpline Calls Answered

24-hour support. Reliable information from Dementia Experts.

3,000 Social Work CONSULTATIONS

Personalized, in-depth support, guidance and planning.

31,400 Wanderer's Safety Enrolled

Protecting New Yorkers with Alzheimer's and Dementia.

85 Support
Groups

Facilitated by a trained leader, and meeting in person; many meet weekly.

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