The Alzheimer’s Association makes a difference in the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
One pillar of our mission statement is to enhance care and support for all affected by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Many of the programs and services listed below are free of charge to the general public.
Information and Planning
Our 24-Hour Helpline staff is highly trained and knowledgeable about all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Our team of dementia experts is available year-round and language translation services are also available for more than 140 different languages and dialects.
Call us if you have questions about:
- Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss, medications and treatment options, brain health and care options
- How the Association can help you
- Caregiving tips and respite care options
- Services available in your community and referrals
We know that living with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming at times. Remember, we are here for you...all day, every day.
Our professional staff is dedicated to helping people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties people with Alzheimer’s and their families face at every stage of the disease. We provide care consultation services to you by telephone or in person. Our team
- Assessment of needs
- Assistance with planning and problem solving
- Supportive listening
Contact us for more information at 1.800.272.3900
When facing Alzheimer's disease, there are a lot of things to consider. Alzheimer's Navigator helps guide you to answers by creating a personalized action plan and linking you to information, support and local resources. Alzheimer's Navigator helps you create an online action plan to get more information and connect to resources and services in the region.
The Alzheimer’s Association offers dozens of fact sheets and brochures for download. You can also download our CNY Programs and Services summary.
Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders that cause dementia know no boundaries. Many individuals and families in ethnic and cultural minority groups are in need of solid information about Alzheimer’s disease and health resources. We offer information onlne in multiple languges:
- Spanish-language portal
- Chinese-language portal
- Japanese-language portal
- Korean-language portal
- Vietnamese-language portal
Our 24-Hour Helpline and Care Consultation services also utilize language translation services for more than 140 different languages and dialects. Call 1-800-272-3900.
Alzheimer's Association is also the leader in providing safety solutions for caregivers. Only the Alzheimer's Association offers the MedicAlert+Safe Return program and a reliable electronic tracking system -- the Alzheimer's Association Comfort Zone. Learn about these products and keeping a person with dementia safe at the Alzheimer's Association Safety Center.
TrialMatch is a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies. Our continuously updated database of 130+ Alzheimer's clinical trials includes both pharmacological (drug) and non-pharmacological (non-drug) studies being conducted at nearly 500 trial sites across the country. Participation is free of charge.
We offer several educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as the community at large. These programs are free of charge. Visit our interactive calendar to find one in your area or view the program online on-demand at the Marty Manning Online Education Center. In addition to these regularly scheduled programs in the community, the Chapter presents a conference for family and professional caregivers each spring.
Know The 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss of behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. This program will discuss the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, what to do if you see the signs in yourself or someone you love, getting a diagnosis and medication options. View on-demand
Basics of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program discusses the difference between normal aging and dementia, explores how the brain works, defines dementia and goes through the different stages of the disease, explains the importance of clinical trials and gives an overview of the programs and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Living With Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Early Stage
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. This 3-part series is designed to provide care partners with the knowledge, tools and strategies needed to cope with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementia. It is strongly recommended that you attend all three sessions.
Living With Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Middle Stage
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. This 3-part series is designed to provide caregivers with the knowledge, tools and strategies needed to cope with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementia. It is strongly recommended that you attend all three sessions.
Living With Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Late Stage
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. This 2-part series offers the opportunity to learn about the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and offers information needed to provide optimal end of life care. It is strongly recommended that you attend both sessions.
Living With Alzheimer's: People with Alzheimer’s
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is life-changing and leads to many questions. This 3-part series is designed to provide you with the knowledge, tools and strategies needed to cope when a diagnosis is made. It is strongly recommended that you attend all three sessions.
Living With Alzheimer's: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s
When someone under 65 is diagnosed with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s or related dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This program will address the benefits of early diagnosis, genetic links, employment issues, legal/financial matters, life after diagnosis and daily strategies.
Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease or Dementia
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, planning for the future is important. This two-part series will give an overview of pertinent legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney, and health care proxies, as well as an overview of financial issues and options like Medicare, Medicaid or veterans benefits. It is strongly recommended that you attend both sessions.
Our dementia experts also provide classroom and Web-based training, and observation programs for healthcare supervisors and direct care workers in assisted living and nursing homes.
Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter support groups provide a consistent and caring place for individuals affected by Alzheimer's disease, dementia or memory loss to discuss challenges, share feelings, and find emotional support. Group members also exchange information and educate themselves about dementia. Support groups are led by individuals who have undergone extensive training by the Alzheimer’s Association. They participate in regular training calls with Chapter staff, receive regular updates on Alzheimer’s research and caregiving, as well as Alzheimer’s Association news and events.
Caregiver support groups promote an open forum of sharing and discussion amongst people facing many of the same issues. The group’s power rests within its members’ ability to show compassion, develop strategies and empower its members to provide the highest quality care possible. Download our support group list
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The Chapter’s early-stage groups provide peer-to-peer conversation and support for individuals specifically diagnosed in the disease’s early stages. Groups are open to the individual with the disease and the caregiver, and provide a supportive platform to express oneself and cope with changes related to the diagnosis. Advanced screening is recommended prior to attending by calling the number listed with that group. Download our support group list
ALZConnected is an interactive social community for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. Thousands of registered users from around the United States interact on this platform, providing support and helping one another. Join ALZConnected, our interactive community.