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Alzheimer's Caregiving

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia impacts every aspect of daily life. Caregivers face tests of stamina, problem-solving, and resiliency. But you don't have to go it alone, help is available. On this episode of 'Health Link' we'll examine what caregivers need to know, when the diagnosis is Alzheimer's. Find out what programs and services are available to help you in providing the best quality of life for you and your loved one.

Guests

David Gregoire
David Gregoire is the Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York.

Kelly Mateja
Kelly Mateja is the Director of Programs and Services for Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc.

Bright Horizons is the adult day services program of Colonie Senior Service Centers.

Beth Smith-Boivin, MSHSA
Beth Smith-Boivin is a social worker and director of Albany Med’s Anne B. and Leon J. Goldberg Alzheimer’s Resource Program.

Related Resources

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer Research Forum

Caring for Your Parents - Health Link Quarterly

Catholic Charities Caregivers Support Services, Albany, NY

Mayo Foundation - Alzheimer's care: Simple tips for daily tasks

MedlinePlus - Alzheimer's Caregivers

National Institute on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center

New York State Office for the Aging - New York Elder Caregiver Support Program

Capital Region Caregiver Coalition

Senior Services of Albany

Northeast Health Alzheimer's Services

New York State Office for the Aging

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