Memory Advocate Peers (MAP) is a peer support program that pairs recently diagnosed patients with dementia and their support partners with trained volunteers who have personal experience caring for someone with dementia. MAP has a focus on support individuals from communities under-represented in research.
MAP aims to improve the post-diagnostic experience of people with cognitive impairment through empathy, education and empowerment; increase dementia research participation; and connect clients and support partners to community resources and supportive services.
MAP is currently being piloted in the New York City area. We are actively seeking volunteers with experience caring for someone with dementia to join our team.
Connecting to Research
Research into preventive strategies, earlier diagnosis, and treatment is critically important. Without you, there can be no better treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.
Living with Dementia
Knowledge is power – and there is so much to learn about living well with MCI or dementia.
MAP is a nonprofit and is funded by donations from individuals and companies.