FAMILY RESOURCE PROGRAM

Wellness and Educational Programs
for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers

Programs, Events, and Resources for Family Caregivers

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Contact Megan Christ, LMSW  

718-499-7701 or email: mchrist@nymemorycenter.org

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In Recognition of Alzheimer's Awareness Month & Family Caregiver Appreciation Month
Learn About

ALZHEIMER’S & FAMILY CAREGIVING
Monday, November 18, 2019
11 am -1 pm

WellCare Welcome Room

544 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11216

 

Join New York Memory Center’s Caregiver Social Worker Megan Christ to learn about Brain Fitness, Warning Signs of Dementia, In-home safety, and family caregiving resources. There will be a presentation and time for Q & A.  
Refreshments will be served.

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​Please join us for the annual .....

 

Holiday Party at the Memory Arts Cafe
Hosted by POET Gary Glazner
Wednesday, December 11 • 6 - 8 pm
New York Memory Center

 

Memory Arts Café is series of free art events for people living with Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers and the general public and is co-produced by New York Memory Center (NYMC) and the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project. The series includes light refreshments and the opportunity to chat with the guest artists.

The Holiday Party will feature delicious holiday snacks and singing well-know songs and holiday classics. NYMC teaching artists will help the audience experience a range of the arts provided NYMC including, dance, music, poetry and visual art.

 

 

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More educational workshops for caregivers throughout the fall,
sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn.

Previous Events

“Painting With Friends” on Friday, November 1, was cosponsored by PSS Circle of Care and New York Memory Center. This relaxing and fun evening for caregivers was our kick off for  National Caregiver Appreciation Month. Good friends, good food, and painting lessons all added up to a really special evening.

 

Family caregivers  had a great time on a Classic Harbor
Line Cruise on a beautiful September 19
evening.
We joined a public cruise with Sunnyside Community Services

to offer caregivers some relaxation time at no charge, thanks

to the support of the New York State Department of Health,

which supports our caregiver programs.

The Virtual Dementia Tour® was held on September 24 at the Brooklyn Public Library, Washington Irving Branch. It's an impressive interactive experience presented by Right at Home of Brooklyn to help those new to dementia understand the overwhelming effects of the aging process when combined with Alzheimer’s  Disease or dementia. This life-changing workshop can also help you make better caregiving and health care decisions by knowing what your clientele may be coping with on a daily basis.

When It's Not Alzheimer's featured speakers from Lewy Body Dementia Resource Center, CaringKind, and the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration. The excellent program at New York Memory Center on September 25 for an excellent program was attended by caregivers and health care professionals. We all learned a lot about these less-known diagnoses.

Create Your Own Emergency Plan. 

A workshop to help you know how to to keep your family safe during an emergency. The workshop was led by Beth Rowan, owner of Evergreen Ally, and covered: Emergency Network, Family Plan, Reacting to Different Emergencies, Vital Information, Supplies

How We See Caregiving: A Photographic Exploration
A Workshop by The CareGivers’ Project

This July 24 interactive workshop uses the portrait photographs from Reflections, The CareGivers' Project, collection of professional black and white photographs of self-identified caregivers and their elder carer helped each of us think about our own view of caregiving. In sharing those with others in the workshop we found some surprising and enlightening differences in our perceptions.

Understanding Behaviors in Dementia Care

On June 6 at New York Memory Center we held an excellent workshop for care partners and care professionals that also offered NY State Licensed Social Workers 2 CEUs. The workshop was led by Molly Fogel Fisher (pictured left), Alzheimer's Foundation of America Director of Educational and Social Services. Thank all of our attendees and the generous program sponsors: Senior Helpers - New York City, 305 West End Assisted Living, Weissman Wellness, and Burner Law Group, P.C.
YOU DESERVE A BREAK TODAY: The Role of Respite in Dementia Care Seminar for Family Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia
Sponsored by NYU Langone’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Family Support Program, 145 E. 32nd Street, 5th Floor Conference Room
 
A seminar on May 15 about how to use respite services in order to get a break from caregiving duties, while ensuring the person you care for is safe and engaged. Speakers include New York Memory Center's Megan Christ. Sponsored by NYU Langone’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Family Support Program.
New York Memory Center and the Alzheimer's Association NYC Chapter present:

Learn the Stages of Alzheimer's Disease and other types of dementia

Part of the Alzheimer's Association Living with Alzheimer's Series

Skills to use at every stage and information to help you connect to available services. May 9 covered Early and Middle Stages, and May 16 presented Late Stage and Stress Relief Techniques. Held at Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn.

See our Gallery for photos from many recent events.

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199 14th Street • Brooklyn, NY 11215​ 

                 Tel 718-499-7701                  

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