FAMILY RESOURCE PROGRAM

Wellness and Educational Programs
for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers

Programs, Events, and Resources for Family Caregivers

RSVP today for these free events!
Contact Megan Christ, LMSW  

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

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Weekly:

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.

Email Executive Director Josephine Brown for the schedule of events, and she will email back a link to join in the fun.​​

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Watch this space for the next caregiver workshops.
See the videos with Dom Flemons, The American Songster,
at the August 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. Josephine discusses the Center’s work through the pandemic and how they have transitioned their 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

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Previous Events

 

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.

Elder Law Workshop for Caregivers was held on December 12, 2019 with the featured speaker Daniel Timins, Esquire. This was a complimentary legal and financial elder care seminar co-hosted with PSS Circle of Care and included a valuable question-and-answer session.

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

 

See our Gallery for photos from many recent events.

 

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