Spring Campaign | Spring 2019 Newsletter

Give Today! It is with tremendous gratitude that I invite you to join my family as we honor and recognize the bravest members of the CaringKind family – the caregiver. Our father passed away from complications due to Alzheimer’s in October 2018 when he was only 70 years old. Alzheimer’s not only robbed him of his beautiful life with our family, but it stole his professional livelihood – that of a congregational Rabbi in his beloved New York City where he described his professional career as “God’s pediatrician” – providing care and comfort to all of His children. It was a role that put his c [...]

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Ways To Give | Spring 2019 Newsletter

Giving by Check Please make checks payable to CaringKind and mail to: 360 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10017 Online/Credit Card [Click here](/give) to Donate online or call 646-744-2900. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express. Giving by Check Please make checks payable to CaringKind and mail to: 360 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10017 Appreciated Securities Gifts such as stocks or bonds may offer substantial tax advantages. Please speak to your tax advisor. Bequests By remembering CaringKind in your will, you can have a significant i [...]

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MedicAlert® NYC Wanderers Safety Program | Spring 2019 Newsletter

Daylight Savings Time and Its Effects on Wandering Elizabeth Bravo Santiago, Director of Wanderer's Safety Program The transition from Standard to Daylight Savings Time is disruptive for many of us. For those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the transition can create confusion, making the caregiver’s difficult job even harder. And during these longer days, when the weather is warm, there is greater risk that a person with dementia may wander — one of the greatest concerns of family and professional caregivers Last month, on a warm and sunny morning, CaringKind received a miss [...]

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The First Signs of Alzheimer’s | Spring 2019 Newsletter

What Are The First Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease? Mild forgetfulness can be a normal part of the aging process. But when memory problems begin to seriously affect daily life, they could be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Some of the early warning signs: Memory loss that disrupts daily life Difficulty planning or solving problems Forgetting how to do familiar tasks Confusion with dates, time or place Trouble with spatial relationships New problems with words in speaking or writing Misplacing objects and the inability to retrace steps Altered decision making; poor judgme [...]

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Outreach | Spring 2019 Newsletter

Our Success Lies in our Partnerships Paula Rice, Manager of African American Outreach Caringkind’s African American Outreach continues to make inroads in the community because we recognize the importance of relationship building and awareness. We build trust and increase recognition of CaringKind programs and services by partnering with a vast array of community organizations. With their help, we can educate our constituents about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including where to go for an assessment, for treatment and for services. Most importantly, we are empowering the communit [...]

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Our Impact in 2019 | Learn More

8,000 Helpline Calls Answered

Care & support. Reliable information from Dementia Experts.

3,000 Social Work CONSULTATIONS

Personalized, in-depth support, guidance and planning.

31,400 Wanderer's Safety Enrolled

Protecting New Yorkers with Alzheimer's and Dementia.

85 Support
Groups

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