2020 Year End Campaign | Issue 3 2020

Dear Friends of CaringKind,I hope this year-end letter finds you well and that you and your family are staying healthy. For those who have been impacted by Covid-19, our thoughts are with you and your loved ones. DONATE NOW If you need to reach us for any reason, including making a stock donation, please call 646-744-2900. In these unprecedented times, CaringKind is a beacon of hope and comfort to thousands of families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. When we closed our office in mid-March, our foremost priority was to ensure continuity of service for our clients. Wi [...]

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CaringKind Events | Issue 3 2020

CaringKind Alzheimer’s Walk 2020: We Did It!Back in May, when we made the decision to pivot the Walk to a fully virtual event, we were pretty nervous. After all, the Walk is our largest community fundraising event of the year. In the middle of a pandemic, would our Walkers return? And by going virtual, where would our Walkers be returning to, exactly? Well, we are very proud to report that our Walkers did return, and they met us on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. We’re also proud to report that our Walkers worked harder than ever this year. As a result, Walkers raised an astonishing $450,000 [...]

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Social Work Services | Issue 3 2020

Adina Segal, Jewish Community Outreach Social Worker Helping Caregivers CopeCovid-19 has hit dementia caregivers hard. Over the past nine months, the calls we received were from caregivers, already stressed by caregiving, facing additional stressors from the pandemic. Caregivers expressed concerns about themselves or their care recipient getting sick, navigating home care considerations and trying to figure out how to keep their care recipient engaged, as their regular schedules changed drastically due to closures of senior centers and day programs. Home care has been and continues to be a [...]

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Support Groups | Issue 3 2020

Dasha Kiper Consulting Clinical Supervisor, Support Groups Unpredictability is something all caregivers live with. Though, for some, there is one constant in their lives: CaringKind support groups. These groups provide the stability and empathy caregivers do not find elsewhere. Before Maria W. joined a support group, she thought she had to take care of her mother alone. But with the group’s encouragement, she acquired a good home health aide and felt her sanity restored. Finally, she could envision a life that was not entirely consumed by Alzheimer’s. But then Covid-19 hit, and like so many [...]

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Connect2culture® | Issue 3 2020

Meredith Wong, Manager of Connect2culture® Make Time to BreatheAs Covid-19 impacts access to home care and other support services, a caregiver has even more need for respite. It’s time to focus on themselves. Too often, a caregiver forgets about their well-being  — emotional, physical, and spiritual. While it may take some scheduling adjustments, it’s important for a caregiver to make time to breathe, spend time with friends, find ways to recharge. This might include walks in nature, sharing an experience in an art-filled space, listening to music, moving and dancing, or any other enjoyable [...]

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8,300 Helpline Calls Answered

Care & support. Reliable information from Dementia Experts.

1,000 Social Work CONSULTATIONS

Personalized, in-depth support, guidance and planning.

31,500 Wanderer's Safety Enrolled

Protecting New Yorkers with Alzheimer's and Dementia.

90 Support
Groups

Facilitated by a trained leader, and meeting in person; many meet weekly.