Community Resources


Diagnostic Centers
A differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease requires a complete medical, neurological, and psychiatric evaluation as well as neuropsychological tests.

Home Care Agencies
Provides health care services in the residence of the patient. It allows people to remain in the comfort of familiar surroundings throughout the course of the disease:

Adult Day Care Programs
Community-based group programs designed to meet the needs of functionally and/or cognitively impaired adults through a care plan.

Support Groups
We sponsors support groups for caregivers and people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease at many locations and at no charge.

Begin your search for a support group here.
Free Legal Services
Legal and financial planning should begin soon after the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or related dementia has been made. As the disease progresses they will need to rely on others to act in their best interests.

Respite Services
Residential respite provides temporary, time-limited care when family members or service providers are unavailable. In-home respite provides home care workers to supervise the person with dementia.

Early Stage Services
Here you can find information about Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other types of dementia. You can also learn about ways to cope and live successfully with the challenges that a diagnosis of dementia can bring.

Visit our Early Stage Services website.
Connect2Culture®
Our cultural arts program offers unique opportunities for people living with dementia and their caregivers to stimulate conversation and engagement through art, music and dance.

Visit our Connect2Culture website.
Hospice
Hospice is a special kind of care for the terminally ill. The focus is on caring, not curing. In most cases care is provided in the patient’s home, although care can also be provided in freestanding hospice centers.

Please email any changes or corrections to this directory to helpline@alznyc.org.

Disclaimer**
This information is provided as a resource for caregivers in New York City, but is not intended as an endorsement of any one product or provider. Information provided on this site might change, please call the specific agency for current information.