Caregivers also should consider these resources for listings of Alzheimer’s adult day care programs, support groups, and respite services.
211 Long Island (www.211longisland.org)
Nassau County Office for the Aging (www.nassaucountyny.gov)
Suffolk County Office for the Aging (www.suffolkcountyny.gov)
Music & Memory
This non-profit organization, based in Mineola, brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, helping those with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories. The group teaches elder care professionals in local health care facilities, as well as family caregivers, how to create personalized playlists for care recipients through iPods and related digital systems.
Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving
Books on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
In recent years, many useful books and guides have been published to help support caregivers. A selective sampling:
Support for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers: The Unsung Heroes, by Judith L. London.
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