In My Opinion | Winter 2019-20 Newsletter

Lou-Ellen Barkan Founding Director Becoming an Informed Donor Early in my career, I had a mentor who gave me some priceless advice. I was working through my first major project when Paul stopped by to see how I was doing. I updated him and shared my accomplishments, but I didn’t disclose the difficulties I was having. Paul was a senior executive with years of experience.  He saw right through me.  “Do you want to tell me what’s not going well?” “Everything is fine,” I said. Paul laughed. “Come on,” he said. “How can you solve problems if you don’t ask for help?” Reluctantly, I shared my con [...]

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Ways To Give | Winter 2019-20 Newsletter

Ways to Give 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 s [...]

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Year End Campaign Letter | Winter 2019-20 Newsletter

Dear Friends, CaringKind plays a leading role in providing much-needed support and care for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. To support their needs, we advocate for the advancement of research, we partner with the medical and scientific community and we participate in clinical trials. Our public awareness campaigns and advocacy efforts ensure that elected officials at the local, state and national levels understand the challenges faced by families affected by a dementia diagnosis. Dementia isn’t just breaking hearts… it is also breaking pocketbo [...]

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Social Work Services | Winter 2019-20 Newsletter

Serene Nie Social Work Supervisor Tools for Saving Lives Driving is a particularly challenging area to manage following a dementia diagnosis. Access to a car represents independence. Taking it away may feel disrespectful and punititive. But independence must be balanced against the safety of both the individual and the community. A physician can provide guidance on the individual’s ability to drive, but as the disease progresses and the individual can no longer drive, caregivers need tools to manage this difficult discussion openly and productively. “At the Crossroads,” a booklet developed [...]

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Training | Winter 2019-20 Newsletter

Nancy Hendley Dementia Care Trainer Family Caregiver Workshop: A Tool of Support It has been well established that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affect not only the person with the diagnosis but also the friends and family of that person. Spouses, children, adult children, and friends struggle to comprehend the changes brought on by the disease process. The challenges that we face as care partners are numerous and confusing. Exactly what is dementia? How will the disease progress? What kind of help is available for the person with dementia? Is there help for me? What will the futu [...]

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6,100 Helpline Calls Answered

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1,000 Social Work CONSULTATIONS

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31,500 Wanderer's Safety Enrolled

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83 Support
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