Patient and Caregiver Resources

Federal Government Resources

National Institute on Aging and ADEAR (Alzheimer’s & related Dementias Education & Referral Center)

  • 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:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

MedlinePlus - National Library of Medicine

  • - MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. It is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

National Institutes of Health

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

Family & Caregiver Guidelines for Accessing Resources

How do I locate a senior center in my area?

How can I arrange for Meals-On-Wheels?

  • 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).

How can I arrange for Access-A-Ride?

  • 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.

How do I access free legal services?

  • New York Presbyterian has free legal health clinic located in the main social work office. Appointments must be made by social worker, Daisy Laureano, at 212-305-0597. Appointments only on Wednesdays.
  • offers free legal services for a variety of topics and needs
  • offers a number of free resources, including a list of legal services

Patient Resources

Alzheimer's Association

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 the 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