CaringKind – The Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving.

In December, when we broke away from the National Alzheimer’s Association to return to our roots as an independent charity, we knew we would need a new name that exemplified the very core of who we were: an organization with more than three decades of experience developing and implementing innovative, creative and leading-edge caregiving initiatives. So, we stepped back and assessed what we did best. And what we do best – where we have always excelled – is understanding the needs of New York Ci [...]

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Congratulations to the de Blasio Administration

Lou-Ellen Barkan Congratulates The de Blasio Administration For Protecting Caregivers From Employment Discrimination (New York, NY) – Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, New York City, Inc. (formerly the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association), issued a statement praising the de Blasio administration’s passing of important legislation protecting caregivers from employment discrimination. The bill, Intro. 108-A, includes “caregiver stat [...]

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An Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, I am not a greedy person. So I will not ask you for billions of dollars. What I am is a fierce and passionate advocate for the more than 500,000 New York City residents affected by a dementia diagnosis. So, as you and your wife consider your philanthropic options, please consider the following: in less than 30 years, as many as 16 million Americans will either have Alzheimer's [] or be taking care of someone who does. T [...]

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A Letter from the President & CEO

Dear Friends: 2015 was a transformative year. After 30 years of operating as the New York City Chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association, we have separated from National to return to our roots as an independent charity. Only our name has changed. We remain the only organization in New York City singularly focused on quality care and support for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias and their families. Why is this important? Because, in the absence of a cure and effective the [...]

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Our Impact in 2023 | Learn More

8,300 Helpline Calls Answered

Care & support. Reliable information from Dementia Experts.

1,000 Social Work CONSULTATIONS

Personalized, in-depth support, guidance and planning.

Over 500 Wanderer's Safety Enrolled

Protecting New Yorkers with Alzheimer's and Dementia.

90 Support

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