Willing Hearts, Helpful Hands
Join us for support group on caregiving for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. We offer groups at a variety of places and times. The meetings will provide an opportunity for individuals caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease to meet with other caregivers, participate in educational programs and have questions answered about their loved one’s care.
A list of available groups is listed here:
Telephone-Based Caregiver Support Group - Thursdays 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. and Saturdays 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
Monday Morning Social Work Hour Mondays 9:30 A.M.– 10:30 A.M. To learn more about or to register for the social work hour, click here.
Life Enrichment Center – 45 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, NY - 2nd Wednesday of every month; 1:30 – 2:30 P.M.
Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, 407 William Floyd Pkwy., Shirley, NY - 3rd Thursday of every month - 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
West Babylon Public Library – 211 Route 109, West Babylon, NY - 2nd Monday of every month - 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
South Country Library – 22 Station Road, Bellport, NY - 2nd Monday of every month- 1:00 – 2:30 P.M.
Massapequa Public Library – 523 Central Ave, Massapequa, NY - 2nd Wednesday of every month - 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Comsewogue Public Library – 170 Terryville Rd, Port Jefferson Station, NY - 2nd Friday of every month - 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
If you would like to join a support group, please contact us
Opportunities to Participate in Clinical Research Study
While Alzheimer’s disease can be devastating to patients, families, and their caregivers, clinical trials are looking at new ways to fight this disease and are great opportunities to participate and make a difference.
Hope Through Research
The Rethink-ALZ trial is now open to qualifying participants. The trials last for 52 weeks. If you enroll into this trial, you will receive either the oral study drug or placebo twice a day. A placebo looks like the study drug but has no impact on the person taking it. There is no cost to the patient to participate in the Rethink-ALZ trial or for any of the study-related procedures. No hospitalization is required. If you or a loved one are interested in participating in one of these studies, the following criteria must be met:
- Be ages 50 to 87 years old.
- Be diagnosed with, or have a suspected clinical diagnosis of, Alzheimer’s disease.
- Have a gradual change in memory for six months or more.
- Have a family member or loved one who can be available as a study partner during the entire study.
- Be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have had a previous COVID-19 infection.
Other criteria will apply.
Paving a Better Future
Agitation associated with Alzheimer’s dementia can be difficult to manage and can be very challenging for patients and their loved ones. The ASPECTTM clinical research study is evaluating an investigational drug for agitation associated with Alzheimer’s dementia and participants are needed. Participants will not have to pay for the study drug (the investigational drug or placebo), study supplies, study visits, or study tests. Health insurance is not required. To be eligible, participants must:
- Be between the ages of 50 and 90.
- Have a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer’s dementia.
- Have moderate-to-severe agitation that interferes with their daily life.
- Have a reliable caregiver who is able to comply with all study procedures
.Other criteria will apply.