CaringKind, the Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving, is pleased to bring you, MAP (Memory Advocate Peers). We are proud to be piloting the program here in New York City.

MAP is a support program that pairs recently diagnosed individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment or dementia and their care partner, to a mentor - a trained volunteer, who has prior experience caring for someone living with dementia.

We hope to improve the post-diagnostic experience of people with dementia and their care partner through empathy, education, and empowerment. We will connect clients and their care partners to community resources, and we look to increase participation in clinical trials.

For Persons Living with Dementia and their
Care Partners

Have you been recently diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment or dementia?

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia can be devastating. You may wonder where to turn or what to do next. The MAP Program at CaringKind pairs you and your care partner to a mentor who will provide you with emotional support and empowerment.

MAP gives you and your care partner the opportunity to share experiences with someone who “has been through it,” learn strategies for living well with dementia, connect to community resources, and access clinical trials and other research opportunities.


  • Be heard and supported by a mentor with lived experience
  • Learn about education opportunities and trusted resources
  • Access support and build a network for future needs
  • Discover new strategies and opportunities to live purposefully and with meaning
  • Gain assistance with clinical trials and research participation
For Mentors

Are you a former caregiver of a person with dementia?

Would you like to become a mentor for someone who needs support?

As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to give persons living with dementia and their care partners the empathy and understanding they need from someone “who has been through it” while providing valuable education on how to live well with dementia and connect them to community resources and clinical trials. Training, support, and on-going assistance will be provided by CaringKind.

“Becoming a MAP mentor is an opportunity to share the wisdom and knowledge gained through your dementia journey directly with newly diagnosed individuals who need your support”
- Jim Taylor, MAP Founder

Become a MAP Mentor


Call us for more information:

Marcia Henne, MAP Program Manager