Understanding Dementia for Caregivers
These sessions are designed for family members and friends who are new to Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. The Understanding Dementia meetings are conducted in English and Spanish. They offer a safe, comfortable place to learn about dementia and the resources and services that can help families cope with present challenges and plan for the future.
Legal & Financial Seminars
Volunteer elder law attorneys conduct meetings that are designed to acquaint the Alzheimer's family with legal and financial issues associated with planning for long term care.
Medicaid Home Care Seminars
At these sessions caregivers are guided through the application process for medicaid home care service in New York City for the person with dementia.
Movies & More: a film and discussion series
A unique opportunity for caregivers to view educational films related to dementia care and participate in discussions with other caregivers as well as staff of the Chapter. Each film is shown twice, once in the afternoon and again in the evening, to accommodate most schedules.
Moving Your Relative to a Nursing Home
Topics covered: long-term care options, the steps involved in moving a person with dementia to a nursing home, paying for nursing home care, how to ease the transition for both the person and the caregiver, How to be a successful advocate for a nursing home resident.
Monthly Educational Meeting
The topics for these monthly meetings change each month and are based on issues we hear about through our Helpline to ensure their relevance and timeliness. Recent topics include Partnering with your Doctor, Activities for People with Dementia, Managing Challenging Behaviors, and Early Stage Issues.
Family Caregiver Workshops
These meetings are two-part workshops designed for family members.
View our Family Caregiver Workshops in Spanish
50-hour Dementia Care Training for Professionals
This training prepares home care workers in all aspects of Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Topics include Understanding the disease process, Communication, A positive approach, Person centered care and more.
Support Group Leader Training
The NYC Chapter offers Support Group Leader Training Workshops 3 times a year to health care professionals and former caregivers who are interested in leading caregiver or early stage groups.
Please call us at 800.272.3900 to register. All meetings are free of charge.