connect2culture | Summer 2016 Newsletter

It's Never Too Early To connect2culture® Nancy Lee Hendley Former Manager of connect2culture® -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Suppose that you and a person with dementia could attend a concert at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, view art at The Met Cloisters, examine artifacts at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, or pot a plant at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden? What might that experience look like? After a diagnosis of dementia, it o [...]

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Choosing a Nursing Home | Summer 2016 Newsletter

It's Never Too Early to Consider Nursing Home Options Amy Torres Director of Training -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If a person with dementia’s needs can no longer be met safely at home, or if they require rehabilitative services after a hospitalization, it may be time to consider a move to a long term care facility. It is best if you begin looking for a long term care facility before the person with dementia actually needs it, as the proces [...]

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Advance Directives | Summer 2016 Newsletter

Carry an Umbrella Daniel G. Fish, Esq. Daniel G. Fish is a partner with McLaughlin & Stern, LLP and a past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- **It's important to overcome the resistance to planning in advance.**Why is it that many people do not take the simple precaution of signing legal documents to protect themselves in the event they become unable to manage their affairs? There is a grea [...]

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Together We Care | Summer 2016 Newsletter

Matt Kudish Senior Vice President of Caregiver Services -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After an Alzheimer's or dementia diagnosis, it's never too early to consider long term care options, including home care and hiring an aide. Together We Care™ is a website that was created by CaringKind as a way to bridge the gap between graduates of CaringKind's nationally recognized Dementia Care Training for Professional Caregivers program and family mem [...]

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Bryant Park Memory Chair | Summer 2016 Newsletter

Every Chair Tells a Story Reserve Your Personalized Place in the Park Pay tribute to someone special in your life with a personalized Bryant Park “Memory Chair.” 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 Alzheime [...]

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