Bryant Park Memory Chair Program | Fall 2016 Newsletter

Today, there are nearly 400 Memory Chairs in Bryant Park (located adjacent to the New York Public Library on 42nd Street and 5th Avenue), and every chair tells a story. The Chairs have been dedicated to mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives, and partners and friends – all of whom have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. The Bryant Park Memory Chair program is an opportunity to claim a special place in the heart of one of New York City’s most celebrated parks, while honoring a loved one with dementia, thanking an extraordinary caregiver, or mark [...]

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Palliative Care | Fall 2016 Newsletter

Practices for Responding to Dementia Behaviors Ann Wyatt Manager of Palliative & Residential Care We have been very gratified by the response to our new publication, Palliative Care for People with Dementia: Why Comfort Matters, which describes our work with three New York City Nursing Homes (Cobble Hill Health Center, Isabella Geriatric Center, and The New Jewish Home, Manhattan) to implement a palliative approach to the care of people with advanced dementia. As we have discussed in past issues, this approach is based on the groundbreaking model developed by The Beatitudes Campus in Phoenix w [...]

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Education | Fall 2016 Newsletter

Knowledge is Power Marilucy Lopes Manager of Education CaringKind’s educational programs aim to empower caregivers by making sense of their experiences with dementia. When caregivers are thrust into the world of dementia, they may feel confused or lost. However, caregivers often uncover that they hold crucial information about those they care for. Sometimes, the difficult part is making sense of information and understanding its value. Some caregivers may find themselves asking, “What is there to learn about a disease with no cure?” Lack of clarity or feelings of helplessness can make things [...]

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