Federal Government Resources

The ADEAR (Alzheimer’s & related Dementias Education & Referral Center) is a service of the National Institute of Aging (NIA), one of the Federal Government’s National Institute of Health and part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIA offers current information on Alzheimer’s disease and research. For more information: 1.800.438.4380 (toll-free) or email: [email protected]


For information: 800.352.9424 or

National Library of Medicine

NIH is the nation's medical research agency supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.

Family & Caregiver Guidelines for Accessing Resources

  1. Senior Centers offer a variety of cultural, creative, recreational and fitness activities in addition to nutritious meals. They offer free programing throughout the five boroughs.
  2. To locate a senior center near you:
  3. Phone number: 311
  1. If you are 60 years of age or older and have difficulty preparing meals, you may be able to receive home-delivered meals funded by the Department for the Aging (DFTA).
  2. Locate an agency/organization that delivers near you:
  3. Phone number: 212-687-1234
  1. Access-A-Ride: MTA New York Transit operates Access-A-Ride, the City's paratransit system. Access-A-Ride provides transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to use public bus or subway service for some or all of their trip. It offers shared ride, door-to-door service. Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
  2. Call 877-337-2017 (toll-free)
  3. To apply for Access-A-Ride:
  1. New York Presbyterian has free legal health clinic located in the main social work office. Appointments must be made by social worker, Daisy Laureano 212-305-0597. Appointments only on Wednesdays.
  3. Caringkind offers a list of legal services.

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Alzheimer's and Other related Dementia Support Programs

Alzheimer’s Association offers information and support services to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers and families. Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch® is a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that generates customized lists of studies based on user-provided information.  Helpline: 1.800.272.3900

For help in your community visit Alzheimer’s Association NYC Chapter.    

CaringKind offers free services for people with memory loss and their families. Services include:, Social Work Services, Support Groups, Early Stage Center, MedicAlert® NYC Wander’s Safety Program, Palliative and Residential Care program, Connect2Culture®, and TogetherWeCare® by CaringKind. 24-Hour Helpline (646) 744-2900