CaringKind and Cure Alzheimer’s Fund create care and cure alliance

Posted: Aug. 8, 2016

(New York City, NY) – August 8, 2016 – CaringKind, New York City’s leading expert in Alzheimer's and dementia care for the past three decades, has formed an alliance with Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, a non-profit dedicated to funding research to prevent, slow, or reverse the disease.

The new care and cure alliance joins together two of the nation’s most respected Alzheimer’s-related non-profit organizations. Based in New York City, CaringKind offers a 24-hour helpline run by professional staff, individual and family counseling sessions with licensed social workers, a vast network of support groups, education seminars and training programs, early stage services, and a wanderer’s safety program. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer’s disease and has contributed over $40 million to such research. Its funded initiatives have been responsible for several key breakthroughs – including the groundbreaking “Alzheimer’s in a Dish” study.

Through this new relationship, individuals and organizations who express an interest to CaringKind about Alzheimer’s research will now have access to the latest information and resources from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Conversely, CaringKind will ensure that Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and its supporters have information about and access to critical state of the art caregiving services and programs. 

Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO of CaringKind (formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter), said, “As we move ahead, creating and delivering state-of-the-art caregiving programs and services for the Alzheimer’s community, we also know that finding effective therapies for this disease is absolutely critical. We believe that Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is a natural partner for us. Its focus on funding world class, ground-breaking research will lead to solutions for those struggling with this disease.”

“Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is honored to have been selected by CaringKind for this important relationship,” said Tim Armour, president and CEO of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. “We have learned that many people who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease are also looking to learn more about the research that will lead to a cure, and we are grateful that CaringKind has selected us to help them with that part of their journey.”

 

About CaringKind: CaringKind is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. With over 30 years of experience, they work directly with community partners to develop the information, tools and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia.

CaringKind offers a 24-hour helpline run by professional staff, individual and family counseling sessions with licensed social workers; a vast network of support groups; education seminars and training programs; early stage services and a wanderer’s safety program. The organization believes in the power of caregiving and seeks a world where everyone dealing with dementia has the support they need, when they need it.

 

About Cure Alzheimer’s Fund: Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is a non-profit dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer’s disease. Since its founding in 2004, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has contributed over $40 million to research, and its funded initiatives have been responsible for several key breakthroughs – including the groundbreaking “Alzheimer’s in a Dish” study. With 100 percent of funds raised going directly to research, Cure Alzheimer’s has been able to support some of the best scientific minds in the field of Alzheimer’s research.