CaringKind – The Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving.

In December, when we broke away from the National Alzheimer’s Association to return to our roots as an independent charity, we knew we would need a new name that exemplified the very core of who we were: an organization with more than three decades of experience developing and implementing innovative, creative and leading-edge caregiving initiatives. So, we stepped back and assessed what we did best. And what we do best – where we have always excelled – is understanding the needs of New York City caregivers and providing them with the support they need to care with confidence today and, just [...]

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Congratulations to the de Blasio Administration

Lou-Ellen Barkan Congratulates The de Blasio Administration For Protecting Caregivers From Employment Discrimination (New York, NY) – Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, New York City, Inc. (formerly the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association), issued a statement praising the de Blasio administration’s passing of important legislation protecting caregivers from employment discrimination. The bill, Intro. 108-A, includes “caregiver status” as a protected category in employment, adding to the already established New York City Human Righ [...]

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An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, I am not a greedy person. So I will not ask you for billions of dollars. What I am is a fierce and passionate advocate for the more than 500,000 New York City residents affected by a dementia diagnosis. So, as you and your wife consider your philanthropic options, please consider the following: in less than 30 years, as many as 16 million Americans will either have Alzheimer's or be taking care of someone who does. Today, every 67 seconds an American develops Alzheimer's, the only cause of death among the top ten in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even [...]

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A Letter from the President & CEO

Dear Friends: 2015 was a transformative year. After 30 years of operating as the New York City Chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association, we have separated from National to return to our roots as an independent charity. Only our name has changed. We remain the only organization in New York City singularly focused on quality care and support for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias and their families. Why is this important? Because, in the absence of a cure and effective therapy, the best “medicine” – the only medicine – is good care. And, here at 360 Lexington Avenue, this [...]

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