MedicAlert® NYC Wanderers Safety Program | Summer 2019 Newsletter

Safety First Elizabeth Bravo Santiago, Director of Wanderer's Safety Program -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Six out of ten persons with Alzheimer’s will wander away from home and become lost. Wandering can be dangerous and life-threatening. CaringKind offers a low-tech identification bracelet that saves lives! In collaboration with the New York City Police Department and the MedicAlert Foundation, CaringKind MedicAlertNYC Wanderers Safety Prog [...]

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Outreach | Summer 2019 Newsletter

What to Consider After a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Paula Rice, Manager of African American Outreach -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Many caregivers are at a loss after a family member is given a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Every person with dementia’s situation is unique; there is no standardized care plan. So, what are the family’s care options?When I was a caregiver for my mom, I sought out the services of Ca [...]

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Support Groups | Summer 2019 Newsletter

By Dasha Kiper Consulting Clinical Supervisor, Support Groups When Carol, a young woman caring for a mother with Alzheimer’s, said goodbye to her group, she thanked everyone and then added: “I want you to know, this support group saved my life.” How can a bi-monthly meeting, where people gather to talk about the hardships of day-to-day caregiving, have such a profound effect? Do the meetings slow down the progress of the disease? Do they fix what is maddening or devastating about it? Of course [...]

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