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Alzheimer's and Caregivers Resource Center

The Alzheimer’s and Caregiver Resource Center of the New York City Department for the Aging is staffed with experts in dementia and long-term care issues. These professionals understand the challenges involved in caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s or is frail or chronically ill. They can help you develop a plan of care to keep your loved one at home as long as possible and assist you in planning for future care. They can also link you to resources in your neighborhood that can make your job easier. As a caregiver, you owe it to yourself and the person you’re caring for to begin using available services. The Resource Center is a good place to start!

All services provided by the Alzheimer's and Caregiver Resource Center are free and strictly confidential. They include:

  • Individual assessment.
  • Referrals to medical diagnostic centers, community-based services and support groups.
  • Referral to community services.
  • Education and training.
  • Entitlement counseling.
  • Assistance with the nursing home placement process.
  • Information on housing alternatives such as assisted living, enriched housing, etc.

To speak to someone in the DFTA Alzheimer’s and Caregiver Resource Center, call 311.

Read more about DFTA's Resource Center and community care (in PDF)

Caregiver Programs

The Department for the Aging also funds caregiver programs in the community.

Locate a Caregiver Program in your borough

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease Tutorial

Developed by DFTA, "Understanding Alzheimer's Disease" is a four-part interactive tutorial caregivers can take on-line. The series is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean and Bengali.

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
English I   English II   English III   English IV (in FLASH)

Entendiendo la Enfermedad de Alzheimer
Spanish I   Spanish II   Spanish IV (in FLASH)

Chinese I   Chinese II   Chinese III   Chinese IV (in FLASH)

Что такое болезнь Альцхаймера
Russian I   Russian II   Russian III   Russian IV (in FLASH)

알츠하이머병에 대한 이해
Korean I   Korean II   Korean III   Korean IV (in FLASH)

আলজ্হাইমার েরাগ  সম্পরেক ধারণা
Bengali I   Bengali II   Bengali III   Bengali IV (in FLASH)

Safe Return Program

Safe Return is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.

Other Resources

Meet Me at MOMA is the Museum of Modern Art’s monthly program for individuals with dementia and their family members or care partners. This interactive program led by specially trained Museum educators is free, but preregistration is required. Call 212-408-6347.

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, New York City, Inc. is an invaluable resource for caregivers and persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Helpline 646-744-2900

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation provides comprehensive information about Alzheimer’s disease, treatment and care.