What is a MAP Mentor?
MAP Peer Mentors are people with personal experience caring for someone with MCI, Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia who choose to volunteer their time and hearts to support others who have just received a diagnosis.
Ready to Give Back?
If you’ve had a personal experience caring for someone with dementia and are ready to mentor and guide others who have just received a diagnosis, we would love to welcome you to the MAP program.
MAP mentors provide a listening ear, emotional support and connection to program participants for up to 12 months. Before being paired with a participant, all mentors receive training.
The MAP Mentor Training focuses on:
• Key support skills (listening with empathy and using insightful and sensitive questions)
• Creating connections
• Appropriate resources, support and connections to clinical trials/research
• Self-care for mentors
Once you have completed training, we will begin the process of pairing you with someone recently diagnosed or his/her support partner. Matches are made based on diagnosis, life circumstances, geography and other factors. Don’t worry if you are not paired right away! We are just waiting to find the best fit.
Sign-Up to Learn More
We are looking for volunteer advocates in the New York City area. Complete a volunteer application today.