We offer several educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as community members. Most of these programs, described below, are free of charge.
AALI/St. Joseph's College Training Curriculum for Professional Healthcare Providers
For the past two and a half years, alzheimer's association long island has been working to develop a NYS Certified Training curriculum for professional healthcare providers. During this timeframe, the NYS Legislature saw the need to develop guidelines for Adult Care Facilities and Assisted Living Residences and passed this legislative initiative in 2004. As a result of this legislative initiative, a New York State Task Force has been created to provide guidance with regard to the new licensing requirements. Our Executive Director and CEO, Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, has been appointed to this Task Force and clearly recognizes that staff training is going to be a large part of the new licensing regulations for Adult Care Facilities & Assisted Living Facilities.
Alzheimer's Workshops Lectures and Meetings
Informative meetings and educational seminars conducted in each County address important issues relating to Alzheimer's Disease. Subjects include: diagnosis, caregiving, home care concerns, patient management issues, research updates, caregiver health, and end stage caregiving issues. All of these meetings are free and open to the public.
Alzheimer's Association Long Island mails out packets of free information each month to caregivers and professionals, including brochures, pamphlets, books, and video tapes. Additionally, our national office houses the Green-Field Library and Resource Center in Chicago, a complete reference library on articles, books, tapes, and videos covering all topics pertaining to Alzheimer's disease.