Multi-lingual 24/7 Helpline: (800) 272-3900 TDD: (866) 403-3073
A national organization with local chapters that provides education and support to all who are affected by the disease, funds Alzheimer’s research, and works to reduce the risk of dementia by promoting brain health.
New York Memory Center
718-499-7701 - 199 14th Street, Brooklyn, New York
The NY Memory Center’s mission is to help older adults in Brooklyn with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to maintain and/or improve their level of functioning so they can enjoy their later years. The Center provides 2 sessions daily of onsite care for dementia patients. In addition, there is an active caregivers’ support program.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
www.cancer.org (800) ACS-2345
Fights cancer through programs of research, education, patient service, advocacy, and rehabilitation. Local services educate the public about cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, survival, and quality of life.
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCITAION
www.diabetes.org (800) DIABETES / (800) 342-2383)
Includes diabetes research, information, and advocacy and education about all kinds of diabetes as well as information on nutrition, exercise/weight loss, a risk test, and help for recently diagnosed.
AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND – SENIOR SITE
Designed to encourage aging adults with eye diseases to live independently and productively. Connects seniors, family members, and caregivers to local services and showcases a wide range of assisted living products available to people with vision loss. It also contains information on the resources and tools needed to continue to read, shop, cook, manage finances, and go out with friends.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOICATION
www.americanheart.org (800) AHA-USA1 / (800) 242-8721
National health agency aimed at preventing, detecting, and treating cardiovascular diseases and strokes. Website offers education about heart disease and health, information on learning CPR and links to local chapters and events.
AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION
www.apdaparkinson.org (800) 223-2732
Aims to "ease the burden and find a cure" for Parkinson's disease, focusing on research, patient support, education, and raising public awareness of the disease. Website includes links to local resources.
AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION
www.strokeassociation.org (888) 4STROKE / (888) 478-7653
The division of the American Heart Association that's solely focused on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fundraising, and advocacy.
www.arthritis.org (800) 283-7800
Supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions with advocacy, programs, services, and research. Website provides information on disease and treatment, as well as tools for better functioning and referrals to local chapters.
www.cancercare.org (800) 813-HOPE or (212) 712-8400
Provides free, professional support services, including counseling, education, financial assistance, and practical support for anyone affected by cancer.
24 HOUR HOTLINE (646)744-2900
CaringKind* is New York City’s leading expert on Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving. With over 40 years of experience, we work directly with our community partners to develop the information, tools and training to support individuals and families affected by dementia.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE - CANCER INFORMATION SERVICES
www.cancer.gov (800) 4-CANCER
Provides the latest and most accurate cancer information.
NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION
www.kidney.org (800) 622-9010
A voluntary health organization which seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplant.
NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS FOUNDATION
www.nof.org (800) 231-4222
A voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent osteoporosis, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and related fractures, and to find a cure through programs of awareness, education and training, advocacy, and research.
NATIONAL PARKINSON FOUNDATION
www.parkinson.org (800) 327-4545
Supports Parkinson-related research, patient care, education, training, and outreach. Website includes information about treatment, maintaining wellness, finding a physician, clinical trials, and caregiver resources.
Provides free support for women and caregivers dealing with women's cancers (breast, metastatic breast, ovarian, uterine, and cervical.
TEAL (Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer)
TEAL'smission is to promote public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms and risk factors of Ovarian Cancer, while providing support to survivors and raising funds for research in order to find the cure.