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The Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter provides support, education, training and other resources to increase knowledge and to support those facing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. We are here to help.
The Alzheimer's Association 24-Hour Helpline serves people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals and the public, providing reliable information and support to all those who need assistance. Call us toll-free anytime day or night at 800.272.3900.
Care Consultations assist individuals living with dementia and their families solve immediate problems and plan for the future. These meetings with our dementia experts include the preparation of needs assessments and action plans.
We offer peer- and professionally-led support groups for caregivers and others living with Alzheimer's disease. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. We also offer specialized groups for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's, LGBTQ caregivers, and younger-onset caregivers. Find a virtual support group.
Available in-person and online, our education programs feature information on topics including the signs of Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis, communication, living with Alzheimer’s and caregiving techniques. Find a virtual education program.
MedicAlert® with 24/7 Wandering Support
The Alzheimer’s Association, in collaboration with MedicAlert Foundation, provides membership plans with 24/7 Wandering Support, a nationwide emergency response service for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. If a member wanders and is missing, one phone call immediately activates MedicAlert’s Emergency Response Team to help reunite the person living with dementia with his or her family.
Residents of Central New York can obtain a free membership, thanks to a grant from the New York State Department of Health, by calling 315.472.4201 and dialing 227, or emailing the Chapter.
Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers can receive respite funds from their county’s area agency on aging made possible by a grant to the Alzheimer’s Association. Caregivers must meet eligibility requirements of their county’s respite program. Learn more by contacting the Chapter.
A social program for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers that promotes meaningful connections and networking among peers while enjoying local cultural attractions.
These programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.
A statewide social engagement program for families impacted by dementia
Social engagement programs for people with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia and their care partners.
Our virtual multi-session program for National Family Caregivers Month.
Care planning sessions tailored to your caregiving needs.
Programs and services continue throughout Central NY during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Central NY Chapter's annual caregiving conference in Syracuse, NY.
Local referral information specifically for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals.
Our latest catalog of education programs, support groups and resources for CNY.
The Chapter hosts small-scale seminars through the year.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our education programs will be delivered online exclusively.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our support groups have moved to telephone-based meetings.
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