When Alzheimer's or dementia touches your life, we are here for you.
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 spousal/partner caregivers and caregivers at different stages of the disease.
Caregiver support groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support to caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems while encouraging caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health. Specialized caregiver support groups examine these topics with a specific focus on the caregiver's relationship or stage of the disease.
To obtain instructions on how to join a group by phone or online, call 315.472.4201 and dial extension 227.
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.
Our educational programs provide information on topics including the signs of Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis, communication, living with Alzheimer’s and caregiving techniques.
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 ext. 227, emailing the Chapter or filling out the enrollment form online.
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.
Social programs for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers that promotes meaningful connections and networking among peers while enjoying cultural attractions, art and music.
These programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.