Free Services for Alzheimer's Patients
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the US and the only disease in the top 10 without a way to prevent it, cure it or even slow its progression. An estimated quarter million people with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia reside in New York City.
As clinicians, you and your staff are in a unique position to refer people with dementia and their caregivers to community resources for care and support. More than 51 percent of caregivers rely on the services of a physician to provide ongoing dementia-related treatment.*
The Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter understands that the time constraints of a busy medical practice can potentially restrict healthcare professionals from offering people with memory loss and their caregivers the ongoing support and information necessary to navigate the non-medical challenges inherent in dementia care. The association provides free information, confidential assistance and support to people with memory loss and to their family members, caregivers and professionals. Their core programs include:
The Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter also provides free and easy ways for your practice to facilitate connections to the free services of the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter.
Rapid Referral — allows you to make a direct referral to an Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter Helpline telephone consultant by completing a simple, one page form and faxing it to their Helpline. Once received, a consultant will contact the referred individual within two business days provide necessary support, guidance and information. Download a Rapid Referral form
Prescription for Care Rx Pads —Available in English and Spanish, each page enumerates information about the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter’s core services — all free and non-medical.
Order a free Rx Pad
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion efforts are designed to extend Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter programs and services to culturally diverse populations, including the Latino, African-American, Russian, Chinese, LGBT and most recently, the Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City. The Diversity and Inclusion programs seek to meet the specific needs of these communities by increasing awareness of, and participation in, the programs and services provided by the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter.
The Chapter provides language support in Chinese, Spanish, Korean and Russian and they have created linguistically appropriate informational materials and offer educational sessions to community members and professionals in Spanish, Chinese and Russian. Translation services are also available in 170 other languages and dialects.
The Alzheimer's Association has 78 chapters and over 300 points of service throughout the US that provide these core services. For providers outside of the New York City area, please call 1-800-272-3900 or visit the Alzheimer's Association website for more information and to connect with your local chapter.
Also, you may refer your patients' caregivers to our Care for the Family Caregiver program for information, resources and support that caregivers need to avoid becoming care recipients.
*Results from a recent survey, "Crisis for Caregivers: Alzheimer's Disease in New York City," conducted by the Office of the Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer and the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter.