2018 Year End Campaign | Fall 2018 Newsletter

Technology has made life easier and more efficient for New Yorkers in many ways. As CaringKind’s new President and CEO, with more than thirty years of experience providing dementia care, I know that there is one job that requires the human touch: dementia caregiving. While we are proud of our investments in technology, we know that every individual and family affected by a dementia diagnosis has unique challenges that require personal attention. My team is committed to providing world class programs and services delivered by caring professionals. Professionals who listen to your concerns, meet [...]

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CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk | Fall 2018 Newsletter

The CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walks brought nearly two thousand New Yorkers together in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, all with the mission to support care, advocacy and research. Throughout the city, walkers raised their ribbons and their voices to give care. Sporting our bright orange color, our walkers joined together to honor and remember those affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis, while also highlighting and celebrating the sacrifices and efforts of caregivers throughout New York City. At the Manhattan CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk, the “Good Samaritan Award” was given [...]

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Athletes to End Alzheimer’s | Fall 2018 Newsletter

TCS New York MarathonOn November 4, 2018, over 50,000 people gathered in Staten Island to run 26.2 miles.  Forty of those runners were members of CaringKind’s Team Athletes to End Alzheimer’s®. Some came from as far as Texas, Florida, and Washington State to run with us and raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease and CaringKind. Every member of the team had a personal connection to dementia. Our youngest team member was a 19-year-old whose parent is living with Alzheimer’s Disease. And, Katie Boer, one of our runners from Seattle, is a news anchor at Q13 Fox who uses her voice to rai [...]

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Support Groups at CaringKind | Fall 2018 Newsletter

Page Topics:Support Group BasicsThe Benefits of SharingBereavementWhat Support Groups Mean to Me by Elizabeth MainieroFAQ Support Group BasicsBeing a caregiver for someone with dementia can be a daily challenge. The uncertainties of the disease, coupled with the emotional and logistical tasks of taking care of someone with dementia, can be exhausting. The support group is a welcome refuge. It’s a safe place where I can share concerns, worries, anger, and anxieties with people who are experiencing the same feelings and issues. I am no longer facing my mother’s decline on my own but am now faci [...]

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Annual Meeting Recap | Fall 2018 Newsletter

by James Campbell Few would disagree that a delicious, wholesome meal and a good night’s sleep are some of life’s great pleasures. But what other benefits, aside from a full belly and an energized morning might they provide? Eat, Sleep and Be Merry: What We Know About Brain Health, CaringKind’s 31st annual research meeting hosted at TheTimesCenter in New York on October 22, provided a rare look into the ways that sleep and diet affect brain health. CaringKind Founding Director Lou-Ellen Barkan kicked off the evening by underscoring the importance of investing in research for care and implorin [...]

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