Annual Meeting | Winter 2017 Newsletter

Traumatic Brain Injury: Prevention, Treatment, and the Consequences By James Campbell Thanks to recent Hollywood films and widespread media attention, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) have become cemented in mainstream discourse. Still, the facts around TBI and CTE and their relationship to Alzheimer's and other dementias remain hazy. On October 18th, at the Times Center in New York, CaringKind provided some much-needed clarity at its 29th Annual Research Meeting, the first such meeting under the CaringKind name. *Moderator Dr. Max Gomez and panelists [...]

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Development Events | Winter 2017 Newsletter

Loraine Halis Caregiver Conversation *From left: Jed A. Levine, Cathie Borrie, Dorene Scolnic, Jill Eikenberry, Anne M. Foerg* On Wednesday, December 7th, over 50 caregivers and friends of CaringKind attended the 2nd Annual Loraine Halis Family Caregiver Conversation. This year’s program featured a reading from the book The Long Hello by author Cathie Borrie and award-winning actress Jill Eikenberry, followed by Jed A. Levine moderating and Anne M. Foerg, CaringKind’s Director of Social Work, joining the conversation. This annual series, designed to recognize the important role of caregivers [...]

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Planned Giving | Winter 2017 Newsletter

Planning Today for Tomorrow When CaringKind expanded to the third floor in March 2013 to build our Program Center for Education, Training, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Stage Center, we were able to do so because of the generosity of individuals who had planned ahead and left us in their estate plans. The bequests that we receive are from grateful clients who wish to give back in appreciation for the support and help they receive during the very difficult journey of caring for, or knowing, an individual with dementia. Planned giving is a way to support CaringKind through your will [...]

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Development Update | Winter 2017 Newsletter

By Carol Berne, Senior Vice President of Development When I was asked to write the column on “Know Your Charity,” what first came to mind was Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet and Juliet’s quote, “What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” The implication is that names do not affect what they really are. But, in fundraising a name means everything. And what that name represents is what you should be aware of when making a contribution to a charity. There are many Alzheimer’s related charities competing for your philanthropic dollar – through the m [...]

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Support Groups | Winter 2017 Newsletter

Eight Ways Our Support Group Program is Unique By Abby Nathanson, Director of Support Groups ### They’re totally free. We run 2,300 support group sessions a year, in person across the five boroughs for all New Yorkers, and never charge anyone a dime for it. You’re connecting with other dementia caregivers, people who get what you’re going through. Our groups are for people who understand exactly what it means to be a caregiver for someone with dementia. It’s a unique experience, and sometimes, you just want to talk to someone who gets it. Our network is vast. We have over 90 groups being r [...]

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