ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM
A Trusted Care Team NYU'S FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM provides personalized support and services to those who are for family members experiencing thinking and memory disorders. Caregivers may feel overwhelmed-yet be reluctant or unsure of how to ask for help. NYU Langone's Family Support Program connects caregivers with a care consultation team that will provide consultation and support.
A Personalized Team Approach Participants are provided with a dedicated team, which includes a licensed clinical social worker and resource coordinator to receive the personalized support they need.
Ongoing Support & Referrals Through a close partnership and regular contact, the care team provides caregivers with consultation, education, and resources to meet their changing needs, both at NYU Langone and in their community.
Education Caregivers learn about the effects of memory disorders, the best ways to respond and the resources that can support them.
Care Consultation Individual and family consultation is available in person, by phone, or by video conferencing to help address the changes in daily life and relationships caused by the memory disorder.
Connections to Support Groups, Respite and Physicians Connections to Community support groups and respite care services, as well as referrals within NYU Langone's physicians network and other community providers, can help caregivers navigate the multiply challenges of their family member's care.
Peer Mentoring Caregivers receive practical support and compassionate guidance through three-month mentoring matches with more experiences caregivers.
Early State Dementia "Buddy Program" NYU graduates students are paired with a family to provide a needed break for the caregiver and a meaningful connection for the person with a memory disorder.