Gov. Cuomo awards NY $67.5 million for Alzheimer’s care

Judith Chase Gilbert

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Governor Cuomo has awarded over $65 million to nine organizations across the State of New York that support Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

On Monday Cuomo announced $67.5 million has been awarded to family members who care for the nearly 380,000 New Yorkers living with Alzheimer’s. The awards are part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Initiative, which was announced earlier this year as part of the 2015-16 Executive Budget.

“Alzheimer’s Disease affects thousands of New Yorkers each year and takes a devastating toll on both patients and the caregivers,” Governor Cuomo said. “This investment will provide a wide range of support and respite services for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s and similar diseases.”

The nine organizations receiving awards are:

  1. Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapte
  2. Research Foundation for SUNY Plattsburgh
  3. Catholic Charities of Buffalo
  4. Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Inc.
  5.  Northeast Health Foundation, Inc.
  6. Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation
  7. Sunnyside Community Services, Inc.
  8.  New York University School of Medicine
  9. Presbyterian Senior Services, Inc.

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