Clearing Up the Walk Confusion with Lou-Ellen Barkan

CaringKind CEO Lou-Ellen Barkan clears up any confusion about who we are, what we do, and why you should join us this fall for our CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk.

Building on 30 years of commitment to our local community, we are proud to be pioneering a future for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving that responds to the urgent needs of today. A future where no one is afraid to ask for help. Where we treat people, not a disease. And we are supported with the time and space we need to care for ourselves and each other.
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Who We Are

CaringKind provides free information, assistance and support for those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
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MedicAlert® NYC Wanderer’s Safety Program

Enroll for free and join 24,000 fellow New Yorkers who have the protection of this program and are returned home safely when they wander. Scholarships are available.


Participate in the extraordinary cultural offerings available in and around New York City, especially designed for those living with dementia and their caregivers.


Access specifically designed programs for those with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and early-stage dementia and meet others who can share what you’re going through.


Connect to communities who share your hopes, fears and realities of caring for yourself and someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia.


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Publications & Newsletters

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CaringKind Newsletter!
Summer 2016 Edition

It’s Never Too Early (Or Too Late) To Talk About Alzheimer’s Support.
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Palliative Care For People With Dementia:
Why Comfort Matters in Long-term Care.

The principles behind our palliative care project offers help and the promise improve quality of life.
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CaringKind Blog

Clearing Up the Walk Confusion from Lou-Ellen Barkan

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