Memory Care Support

 

“Minnesota was the first state in the nation to implement the New York University Caregiver Intervention program (NYUCI).  It was developed by clinician researchers Mary Mittelman Dr.PHD, Cynthia Epstein, and NYU colleagues.  The NYUCI supports caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and was tested through randomized controlled trials that demonstrated effectiveness in maintaining caregiver well-being, improving reaction to problem behaviors, increasing caregiver satisfaction with social supports, and decreasing depression (Mittelman M, Roth D, Clay O, and Haley W, 2007).

View a copy of A Guide to Implementing the New York University Caregiver Intervention and The Minnesota Experience.

In Minnesota, the program is called Family Memory Care (FMC).  The program includes up to six in-person sessions: one initial caregiver “counseling” meeting, up to four family sessions, and a subsequent caregiver counseling meeting, with additional caregiver consultant time for screening, assessment/re-assessment, ad hoc calls, e-mail or telephone communication, information and referral, caregiver support group participation, and other support to the caregiver and family.

If you wish to offer the service thru your agency contact the Family Memory Care Statewide Coordinator at 651-431-4258 for further information.

Family Memory Care Consultants

 

 

 

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