CaringKind in the News | Fall 2016 Newsletter


Over the past few months, CaringKind has taken advantage of many opportunities to get the word out through the media about the work we do to ensure that caregivers in New York have the tools and resources they need to care with confidence.

Lou-Ellen has continued to explore a wide variety of issues confronting people living with dementia and those who care for them in “Care Chronicle” — a well-read monthly column that runs in several local newspapers, including Manhattan Express, Chelsea Now, the Bronx Times, Caribbean Life, East Villager, The Villager, Times Ledger, the Brooklyn Paper and Downtown Express. Her most recent columns covered the importance of advanced directives and other legal documents in preparing for the future and what to do when a person who has dementia insists on driving.

Lou-Ellen also continues to contribute regularly to The Huffington Post. In her most recent op-ed titled, “Our Short-Sighted Approach to Alzheimer’s Funding,” she wrote, “The lack of funding available to support an effective system of dementia care is an egregious oversight...If philanthropists, foundations, government and other funders play their part to support those who care for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, a national crisis can be mitigated.”

The CaringKind Alzheimer's Walks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island were well covered by the media with stories on local news stations and borough-based media. Staten Island Community Television sat down with Brenda Green, CaringKind's Staten Island Outreach Social Worker, for a 30-minute interview about the Staten Island Walk and CaringKind's programs and services. The Manhattan Walk, emceed by television news journalist Bill Ritter, was featured on television, online, and in print media, including WABC-TV, The Wall Street Journal, El Diario Mexico, and World Journal, a widely-read Chinese language newspaper.

Coverage of the July 25th Golf Outing at Glen Head Country Club which honored our good friend CBS 2 Medical Reporter Dr. Max Gomez appeared in the New York Nonprofit Media and in Glen Cove Record Pilot. The event raised over $158,000 for CaringKind.

We also garnered solid media attention for two great new partnerships with Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, a nonprofit that supports and funds research utilizing a venture philanthropy approach, and MedicAlert Foundation. The “care and cure” alliance with Cure Alzheimer’s Fund will allow CaringKind clients access to state-of-the-art information and resources on medical advances in the diagnoses and treatment of Alzheimer’s. Pieces on the “care and cure” alliance ran on New York Nonprofit Media and Alzheimer’s News Today. Our partnership with MedicAlert Foundation received nationwide coverage including outlets such as Yahoo! Finance, Mercury News, Star Tribune, Journal Sentinel, and The Buffalo News. MedicAlert Foundation will continue to be our ally in the NYC Wanderer's Safety Program and provide the 24-hour identification and communication assistance to our community’s most vulnerable members.

CaringKind was proud to announce the recent appointment of Niurqui “Nikki” Mariano as the new Manager of Healthcare Outreach. Nikki was previously with CaringKind for over seven years, most recently as our Latino Outreach Manager, and we are excited to welcome her back. Nikki’s appointment was covered in Newsday, Alzheimer’s News Today, New York Nonprofit Media, Geosnews, and LongIsland.com.

Last, but certainly not least, Jed Levine was featured in a CUNY-TV episode of Science & U! His wide-ranging interview with award-winning reporter Donna Hanover explored many aspects of younger onset Alzheimer’s and how CaringKind helps caregivers and people with the disease. To watch a replay of the show go to www.cuny.tv/show/scienceandu.


2016 Annual Meeting - Traumatic Brain Injury: Prevention, Treatment, and the Consequences

On Tuesday, October 18, CaringKind hosted more than 200 guests at our 29th Annual Research Meeting. This year’s program was entitled “Traumatic Brain Injury: Prevention, Treatment, and the Consequences”. Dr. Max Gomez, CBS 2 Medical Reporter, moderated a discussion between panelists, Dr. Robert A. Stern and Dr. Sam Gandy, focusing on their latest research and the relationship of head trauma and brain injury to memory loss, cognition and dementia.

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