Caregiver Support Group

 

for persons caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia or memory loss

Support groups are an important place for caregivers—family members, friends, or helpers—to meet and share information, give and receive mutual support, and exchange coping strategies in relation to caring for a person with memory loss. Trained leaders help members learn ways of dealing with the problems they encounter as caregivers.

In conjunction with CaringKind, an evening group is held at the New York Memory Center. The group meets twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays. Sessions are free but you must pre-register.

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Upcoming group meetings:

 

Please note: Support Group meetings are postponed.

Call if you need help with any issues or problems, and watch our website for rescheduled times once the coronavirus threat is reduced.

 

Caregiver Social Worker, Megan Christ, LMSW, at New York Memory Center
718-499-7701, ext. 321 or email her at mchrist@nymemorycenter.org.


Megan can provide more information as  well as assistance if you need care for your loved one during the meeting. All are welcome • There is no charge for support group sessions.

Click here to download a flyer

Special notice: At the March 18 session, Jan Yaffe, MFT will be completing her time as group leader. We are very grateful to Jan Yaffe for facilitating this group for the past 2 years! Thank you, Jan!

Beginning in April, the group will be facilitated by Medge Adam MS. She is the Brooklyn Care Consultant for PSS Circle of Care and holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. She has 8 years of experience in the Mental Health Field and a background leading support groups in mental health facilities, substance abuse facilities, and caregiver support groups in the community.  She has partnered with New York Memory Center on different events in the past and is looking forward to leading the caregiver support group.

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For Teenagers!

 

Young people are often involved in caring for a relative with Alzheimer’s disease, and we know that dementia care affects the whole family. CaringKind has a new support group just for teenagers.

Click here or on the flyer image for flyers to print out.

        New York Memory Center 

199 14th Street • Brooklyn, NY 11215​ 

                 Tel 718-499-7701                  

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