The Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter has a variety of virtual programs and services to support and educate families living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. During COVID-19, all Alzheimer's Association events are all being offered virtually or by phone. Here's a summary of some of what we provide:
Care consultations help families navigate the difficult decisions they face when someone has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. They include an assessment of needs, assistance wit planning and problem solving and provision of support. They may also include education and information on the disease, making referrals and follow-up. Call 800.272.3900 to get the process started.
The Hudson Valley Chapter offers a variety of educational and training programs for the general public as well as to help caregivers and family members of someone with dementia. The programs provide information on a wide information of subjects such as living with someone with dementia at all stages of the disease, communication changes, managing difficult behaviors and more. Click here for a description of available educational programs or here for a list of virtual programs.
A faith-based initiative designed to increase awareness in the African American and Latinx communities through houses of worship.
The MedicAlert Foundation offers members 24/7 support for people with dementia who wander
AlzWell Social Club: Online gatherings featuring creative activities for people with dementia and their careivers.
Memory Cafes: Oneline gatherings where people with early-stage dementia and their caregivers can get together for virtual entertainment in a safe, supportive and engaging environment.
Something for Alz: Creative Arts Programs: Free interactive music program for people with dementia and their family caregivers led by N.Y. state-licensed creative arts therapists.
Tuesday Socials: Online gathering featuring musical entertainment for people with dementia and their caregivers.
Wellness Retreats: Online gatherings for people with dementia and their family caregivers to enjoy wellness-related activities such as music, art, meditation, yoga and light exercise.
Support groups offer a safe, confidential, supportive environment where participants can find mutual support and develop relationships. They also educate and inform caregivers about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. Click here for a list of virtual support groups by county.
Time Away grants provide financial assistance to caregivers of those with Alzheimer's and related disorders to help them obtain respite services. The program pays for home care, adult daycare and overnight care by licensed, accredited or other approved agency-sponsored respite care providers.