NAB functions by pairing college students with residents in local Alzheimer’s/dementia care facilities for weekly one-on-one visits. These students work with both family members and staff to determine the best way to utilize their visits in order to learn more about the interests and lives of the residents, thereby forming connections that help combat the isolation often felt by residents in such facilities.
NAB chapters in the past have helped educate campus communities about AD, launched music therapy initiatives, and performed clinical research studies. Yale Alzheimer’s buddies is partnering with campus a capella groups to have them perform at our homes. For more information about NAB, please see www.alzbuddies.org.