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Fall-Winter 2011

Caregiver’s Corner

Support Groups For information about our Spanish Groups, please see page 8 of our Fall/Winter 2011 newsletter

  • Early-stage-dementia support group— This is a bimonthly support group for caregivers of individuals with early stage dementia. The group meets on Wednesdays at the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai and is lead by Elizabeth Fine, M.S.W. For more information, please call 212-659-9230.
  • The Memory Tree by DOROT— This is a unique program that offers programs for individuals with mild Alzheimer’s disease, as well as their family and caregivers. For more information, please visit http://www.thememorytree.org or contact Elizabeth Fine, M.S.W at 917-656-0558.

Resources for Patients and Caregivers

  • Safe Return Bracelet — The MedicAlert + Safe Return program work in tandem to ensure that lost or separated individuals are reunited with their families. To register a loved one call 800-272-3900.
  • Jitterbug cell phone—This is a simple and affordable cell phone especially made for seniors. For more information call 888-824-1895.
  • This Caring Home — An interactive website with information and tips to make the home safer for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. http://www.thiscaringhome.org/
  • Medical Alert Service — Lifeline is a service that with the push of a button can alert appropriate individuals in case of a medical emergency. Some models automatically call for help when it detects that the person has fallen.  To register for their services or obtain more information, call 800-566-6218.
  • Meals on Wheels — An organization comprised of local and community-based nutritional programs which provides meals to seniors. There are several participating centers in the NYC area. To find a local program, visit http://www.mowaa.org.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) — A comprehensive website with AD information and resources from the National Institute on Aging. http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers/
  • Mount Sinai ADRC — Our website is an all encompassing tool containing information about AD, our research programs, as well as resources for caregivers. You can also find previous editions of our newsletter here. www.mssm.edu/adrc

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