Understanding Dementia for Cultural Professionals at CaringKind

Understanding Dementia for Cultural Professionals at CaringKind

Are you a cultural professional new to serving families impacted by dementia and want to learn more about the disease? Has it been a while since you last participated in this training at your organization, and you’d like a refresher? Was there a session offered at your organization and you were unable to attend?

You are invited to participate in this training, meant to give you an understanding about the disease and touching on communication with people in middle stage of the disease. 

Facilitated by Meredith Wong, Manager of connect2culture at CaringKind.

Meredith Wong is a museum educator who has worked in museum education developing access programs for adults with disabilities. As the Manager of connect2culture® at CaringKind*, she educates professionals from New York City’s cultural organizations about Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, and about the needs of caregivers and people living with the disease. Meredith is a native New Yorker who sits on the Steering Committee of the Museum Arts Culture Access Consortium (MAC), is an active member of the Access Advisory Committee for the Cooper Hewitt Museum, sits on the Education Committee of New York City’s Museum of Arts and Design, and serves as a resource for the lively cultural life in the city about dementia-friendly cultural programming. She has presented at the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disabilities (LEAD) conference, as well as other speaking engagements about culture and accessibility. She earned a B.A. in Art History from Goucher College and an M.A.T in Museum Education from George Washington University.

Accessible restrooms available. Amplification with the use of a microphone is available. No steps or stairs. The office space is on one level and accessible for mobility devices.

*formerly know as NYC Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association

  • Other
  • Educators | Art Administrators
  • Visitors with Memory Loss
  • There are four images arranged horizontally under two logo banners, each showing a photo of different types of cultural engagement.
  • The top orange banner says CaringKind and gives the Helpline phone number. The banner below says connect2culture. Below are the four images. From left to right, a group of people talking on a bench in front of an abstract painting at the Museum of Modern Art, a group of four Chinese caregivers doing a potting activity at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a dance instructor from Ailey Arts in Education instructing two caregivers to dance, and a group of musicians from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performing at the Brooklyn Museum. Text below gives the details and description of the program.
  • 03/02/2020
  • 4:00pm
  • 03/02/2020
  • 6:00pm
  • None
  • CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving
  • 360 Lexington Avenue, 3rd floor
  • New York
  • NY
  • 10017
  • Helpline
  • 646-744-2900
  • Helpline@cknyc.org
  • www.caringkindnyc.org
  • Photo identification required to enter building. This training is specifically for staff or volunteers of cultural organizations. Please let us know your cultural organization affiliation. 

  • Please contact CaringKind's Helpline at 646-744-2900 or email Helpline@cknyc.org to register. 

  • Helpline 646-744-2900
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