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As a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's disease, you will face various challenges. Some of these challenges are common among all caregivers, while others may be unique to those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. The Pride Center offers support to caregivers for persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias (AD/D). You don't have to care for a person with memory loss alone.

BEING A CAREGIVER
While adjusting to their role as a caregiver, people may experience isolation, loneliness, and a decreased sense of self. LGBTQ caregivers are at greater risk due to unique challenges in accessing services and telling their stories to service providers

HOW CAN OUR PROGRAM HELP?
Our LGBTQ Memory Loss Caregivers program supports caregivers for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias (AD/D). We provide assistance with:

  • Assessment/Referral Services
  • In-person assessment
  • Unique referral plan
  • Linkage to respite providers, homecare, caregiver counseling, insurance options, and fall-prevention training
  • Caregiver Support Group
  • Educational Workshops

We also offer free private care consultations. You can meet privately with a Caregiver Wellness Coordinator at the Pride Center to discuss a range of information including and not limited to: the warning signs of dementia, care planning, local resources, trouble shooting problematic symptoms and/or behaviors, and planning for the future.

For more information or to enroll in our Caregiver Support Group, please contact Suzanne Weessies at 716-852-7743 or email sweessies@pridecenterwny.org.