Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias Family Support Program

We are located in Manhattan.

Caring for a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or trouble with thinking or memory can be both emotionally and physically challenging. At NYU Langone’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Family Support Program, we understand and are here to help. Our team of experts can provide you with the counseling, support, education, and referrals that can make a difference. 

Our research has shown that caregivers who receive emotional and practical support experience measurable improvements in depression, stress, and physical wellbeing.

Pearl I. Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment

Our experts evaluate people with memory-related conditions and help families cope with related symptoms.

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When you contact us, we connect you with a team that is focused on understanding and helping you with your caregiving challenges. We talk with you about what you are experiencing now and what to expect in the future. 

Support for Family Members

Some of the services we provide include the following:

  • comprehensive evaluation of your situation, so we can personalize our services to suit your needs and those of the person you are caring for

  • education to help you understand the causes and symptoms of memory disorders and how to help your family member have the best possible quality of life
  • time away from your care responsibilities—called respite—through referrals to professionals who can help you find the most appropriate provider, and special programs specifically designed for people in the early stages of memory and cognitive impairment
  • individual and family consultation with a social worker who can meet with you one-on-one, either in person, by phone, or via online video conferencing
  • referrals to support groups and other organizations in your community
  • ongoing access to our team for as long as you need us

Our goal is to make it easier for you to meet the needs of your family member who has problems with thinking and memory, and to help you maintain your own wellbeing. The program is free and available to family caregivers who live in any of the five boroughs of New York City. Family caregivers include spouses, adult children and grandchildren, other relatives, and close friends.

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The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Family Support Program is led by Mary S. Mittelman, DrPH, and supported by a five-year grant from the New York State Department of Health.

Contact Us

For more information about our services, please call 646-754-2277. If you would like us to call you, please email Include your name, phone number, and the best time for us to reach you.

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Refer a Caregiver

Physicians and other healthcare providers can refer a caregiver to our program by calling 646-754-2277.

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