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HealthCare Chaplaincy and NYC Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association Teach Chaplains and Clergy How to Support Patients and Caregivers with “the Public Health Issue of the 21st Century”
June 14, 2013 | Healthcare Chaplaincy
Since Alzheimer’s disease affects both patients and their caregivers (both family members and professionals), HealthCare Chaplaincy and the New York City chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association jointly host an annual workshop for chaplains and clergy, who provide invaluable support to patients and caregivers.
Our Connect2Culture program in Jewish Week
May 27, 2013 | The Jewish Week
Through Art, The Haze Of Dementia Lifts
About once a month during the school year, the museum opens its galleries to people with dementia and their family members or caregivers in a unique program called JM Journeys, believed to be the only such program offered at a Jewish museum. Usually, the group splits in two, with the procession of wheelchairs, rolling walkers and people holding gallery stools stopping in front of a few pieces of art for discussion, before heading to tables in the auditorium to do an art project together.
The New York City Chapter's Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Stage Center featured in the Wall Street Journal
May 27, 2013 | The Wall Street Journal
Expanding Care For Older Adults
It's a question that the staff of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Inc., an Owings Mills, Md.-based foundation with assets of $2 billion, has considered as part of its grant-making in the field of older adults. Around a third of the foundation's $100 million in annual giving is focused on poor and vulnerable older people, including a recent grant of $420,000 in support of the New York chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Our Palliative Care initiative featured in the New Yorker
May 20, 2013 | The New Yorker
The Sense of An Ending
Hayes practiced law until 2010, when he went to the hospital for a knee operation. While there, he was given a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. His combative tendencies had become markedly pronounced, and before arriving at Jewish Home he was shuttled among several institutions. Nobody could manage his behavior, even after Haldol, a powerful antipsychotic drug, was prescribed. In the advanced-dementia unit, he appeared to be in considerable discomfort, but when doctors there asked him to characterize his pain, on a scale of one to ten, he insisted that he was not in pain at all. Still, something was clearly wrong: he lashed out at the nurses’ aides, pushing them away and even kicking them. It took three aides to get him changed.
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Blondes vs. Brunette on NY1
May 15, 2013 | NY1
Charity Flag Football Match To Raise Money To Combat Alzheimer's
An all-girl game of flag football on Roosevelt Island on Saturday will pit blondes against brunettes to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association of New York City.
The third annual Powder Puff Charity football match is raising funds to battle Alzheimer's, a progressive, fatal disease that is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.