It seems as though the Alzheimer’s Association has branches and a presence everywhere. But a little over a year ago, the organization decided to shift its focus away from localized programming and support services. That led the New York City branch to separate from the Alzheimer’s Association, so they could continue to support people with dementia, and their caregivers, with the programs and services they had always offered. The new name of the organization is CaringKind, and their motto is “The Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving.”
CaringKind’s work is extremely helpful and important to the large population of people with both Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, and as importantly, it can be a lifesaver for their caregivers. If you work with people with dementia or their caregivers in New York City, please spread the word. For support services, programs, workshops and other information about all forms of dementia, CaringKind is the new name to know.