New Yorkers diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), early Alzheimer's or other types of early dementia now have a place to call their own. Queens residents are welcome!
The New York City chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, located in Midtown Manhattan, has just opened a serene and comfortable "Early Stage Center" that offers an expanded array of programs and activities designed specifically for individuals in the early stage of dementia. Support, information and counseling is also available for care partners and family members. All programs are free of charge.
The Center's relaxing "community room" is also available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays where early-stage clients can gather to socialize, read, listen to music, or just pass the time.
Getting a diagnosis of early Alzheimer's is frightening. But you don't have to go through it alone. There's a safe, welcoming and comfortable place for you waiting at our new Early Stage Center. It's staffed by knowledgeable and friendly professionals who can help you and your family cope with anything that comes your way. Please come visit us! No problem is too big - or too small, says Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO, NYC Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
An interview is required for those who are interested in coming to the Early Stage Center. Please contact Paulette Michaud, Director of Early Stage Services, at PMichaud@alznyc.org or at 646-744-2977.