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FAMILY RESOURCE PROGRAM

Wellness and Educational Programs
for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers

Programs, Events, and Resources for Family Caregivers

Get vaccinated and join us at New York Memory Center!

 

We are open for in-person programs!

New York Memory Center began reopening on July 6 with daytime hours 9 am - 3 pm. Virtual programming continues also.

Please contact the center for details and more information at 718-499-7701.

 

Come to our next

NEW YORK CLASSICS MEMORY ARTS CAFE

In Person at the Center

Saturday, September 11 • Noon

See all the details here

Continuing on Zoom

Poetry, music, drumming, art, and more!

Please join us for weekly online activities for adults with Alzheimer's Disease or other types of dementia and their caregivers. Programs are held on Zoom, which is easy to use with an internet connection or a telephone.

For the schedule of events please contact Executive Director Josephine Brown at

718-499-7701 or jbrown@nymemorycenter.org

Watch Online Anytime

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October 16, 2020 New York Memory Center featured on

 

CBS NY Local News:

COVID’s Toll On The Elderly: Many Are Left Homebound And Isolated

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Meanwhile, read "NYC’s Older Adults Find Community in Remote Art Programs" by David Brand in City Limits Magazine, September 22, 2020. The article includes interviews with Josephine Brown and Gary Glazner about the Memory Arts Cafe.

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In Conversation with Josephine Brown, Episode 8 of #AlzTalkNY: Recorded on July 30, 2020, Chelsea-Lyn Rudder talks with Josephine Brown, executive director of the New York Memory Center, about the Center’s work through the pandemic and the transition of services to the virtual world. The Alzheimer’s Association works with community partners to connect New Yorkers impacted by dementia to care and services. Watch this and other episodes on YouTube

Previous Events

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Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior

An education program by the Alzheimer’s Association on Zoom August 26, 2020
 

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Effective Communication Strategies, An education program by the Alzheimer’s Association, was held on July 22 on Zoom with 20 participants and a lively discussion.


Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Estate Planning, and Medicaid's Home Care Eligibility

The latest updates in Estate Planning, especially the effects of recent changes in Medicaid's Home Care eligibility were Judith D. Grimaldi, CELA, CSW, partner of Grimaldi & Yeung LLP, elder law firm. These vital updates help caregivers and their loved ones navigate the legalese and choose which services are right for them. The firm offers Care Advocacy services provided by their social work staff, to meet all of their client's needs.

Senior Safety from Scams & Fraud was held on Feb. 25. Investors Bank provided helpful information about personal money management, including monitoring for fraudulent charges, and the NYPD Crime Prevention Unit told us about various discuss phone scams and ways to protect yourself from financial loss.

 

8 de enero, 2020 - Gracias a Licet Valois, Gerente de Programa de la Asociación de Alzheimer-NYC por un taller educativo interesante y esclarecedor sobre Lo básico. Tuvimos un grupo maravilloso de participantes y también pudimos celebrar el Día de los Reyes y provar de Rosca de Reyes.

Thank you to Licet Valois, Program Manager at the Alzheimer's Association- New York City Chapter for an engaging and enlightening educational workshop on the Basics of Alzheimer’s. We had a wonderful group of participants and were also able to celebrate Three Kings’ Day with a Rosca de Reyes tasting.

 

See our Gallery for photos from many recent events.

 

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