CaringKind of New York Appoints New Manager for Dementia Care

CaringKind of New York Appoints New Manager for Dementia Care

New York City’s Alzheimer’s and dementia expert organization, CaringKind, announced the recent appointment of Niurqui “Nikki” Mariano as its new manager of healthcare outreach.

CaringKind, previously known as the New York City chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, has over three decades of experience in working with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients. The organization provides support through a 24-hour helpline (646-744-2900), counseling sessions, a network of support groups, education and training programs, such as wanderer’s safety program.

“We are proud to welcome Nikki back into the CaringKind family,” Lou-Ellen Barkan, CaringKind’s president and chief executive officer, said in a press release. “Nikki’s previous experience with our organization has allowed her to hit the ground running in her new role. Her experience in different facets of our organization helps her more fully understand the breadth and needs of the New York City Alzheimer’s community.”

Mariano will be responsible for building and strengthening CaringKind’s relationships with NYC’s healthcare organizations, including primary care providers, geriatricians, and other professionals. She will introduce them to CaringKind’s services to strengthen its position among the city’s medical community.

Niurqui Mariano, a native of the Dominican Republic, has previously worked with CaringKind for seven years as itsLatino outreach manager.

Most recently, Mariano was development, communication and operation manager at the Early Childhood Parenting Center in Santa Monica, California.

“I am thrilled to be back serving New York City’s Alzheimer’s community. While medical care is imperative, so too are support services and education,” Mariano said.

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