The Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter has a variety of programs and services to support and educate families living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Here's a summary of some of what we provide:
Care consultations help families navigate the difficult decisions they face when someone has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. They include an assessment of needs, assistance wit planning and problem solving and provision of support. They may also include education and information on the disease, making referrals and follow-up. Call 800.272.3900 to get the process started.
The Hudson Valley Chapter offers a variety of educational and training programs to help caregivers and family members. The programs provide information on a wide information of subjects such as living with someone with dementia at all stages of the disease, communication changes, managing difficult behaviors and more. Click here for a list of educational programs.
Support groups offer a safe, confidential, supportive environment where participants can find mutual support and develop relationships. They also educate and inform caregivers about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. Click here for a list of support groups by county.
Memory Cafes: Gatherings where people with early-stage dementia and their caregivers can get together with others in a safe, supportive and engaging environment. Memory Cafes generally include a shared meal and live musical entertainment, but can also include visits to museums, comedy acts and more.
Wellness Retreats: Daytime gatherings for people with any stage of dementia and their family caregivers can enjoy separate and joint wellness-related activities such as music, art, crafts and light exercise.
Music Socials: Music Socials are offered for people with middle-stage dementia and their caregivers. The socials may include singing, dancing and even playing along on instruments.
Something for Alz: Musical Moments: A free interactive music program for people with dementia and their family caregiversled by N.Y. state-licensed creative arts therapist and board-certified music therapist Jeffrey Freidberg.
Time Away grants provide financial assistance to caregivers of those with Alzheimer's and related disorders to help them obtain respite services. The program pays for home care, adult daycare and overnight care by licensed, accredited or other approved agency-sponsored respite care providers.