In the Absence of a Cure, Good Care is What We Need
Senior Vice President of Development
This news also calls to mind that in the absence of a prevention, treatment, or cure, the work of CaringKind could not be more relevant or important for today. Every day you hear or read about caregiving and the emotional, physical and economic toll it takes on a family. This is difficult work that only those who are caregivers truly understand.
For more than thirty years, CaringKind has been at the forefront of dementia care and over the years we have developed many programs to make the lives of caregivers a little better and easier. One such program is connect2culture, which is the focus of this issue of the newsletter. Living and working in New York City, the cultural capital of the world, it is hard to imagine that there are so few cultural resources that are open and welcoming to people with dementia and their caregivers. Connect2culture is opening the door to the richness of the arts for this community, be it a live music performance at Lincoln Center, or attending a concert of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, exploring nature at a botanical garden or visiting a museum. Connect2culture ensures that staff at these institutions, from the security guard to the musician to the educator, are knowledgeable about Alzheimer’s disease, the best way to present information, and how to make the overall experience a rewarding and enriching one. Dementia caregiving is isolating and lonely, and yet community can be found in music, art and nature.
As with all our programs at CaringKind, we rely upon donor support to make our work possible. Our connect2culture program has received support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Inc., the Burpee Foundation, Inc. and Art for Alzheimer’s, as well as from individual donors.
If you wish to learn more about this program and how you can support connect2culture or our other services, please contact me at 646-744-2905 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Know Your Charity
The following organizations ARE NOT affiliated with CaringKind:
- Alzheimer's Association
- Alzheimer's Association,
- New York City Chapter
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Resource Center (ADRC)
- Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
- Alzheimer's Foundation of America
- Bright Focus Foundation