Counseling and Support
Alzheimer's Association, New Mexico Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter is a nonprofit that provides services and support to the 41,000 New Mexicans with Alzheimer’s disease and their 108,000 unpaid family caregivers. Our Chapter is a community-based, volunteer-driven 501(c) (3) nonprofit that maximizes collaboration with other public and private agencies; and relies primarily upon funding from private individuals, foundations and corporations to meet the needs created by the growing Alzheimer’s epidemic. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Our mission is to eliminate the disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
As a certified coach and grief recovery specialist with twenty years’ experience, Eileen empowers people going through major losses and difficult circumstances. Eileen facilitates support groups for family caregivers, professional caregivers, and people with chronic illnesses. She also works one-on-one with anyone wanting to be more successful and fulfilled in their business, career, and life.
Eileen’s clients include professional coaches, business owners, and individuals making critical changes in their lives. The grief recovery program Eileen facilitates is a nine-week action program that helps people move from the pain of devastating losses to rebuilding their life based on what they love.
Jytte Fogh Lokvig, Ph.D.
Alzheimer's and Dementia Specialist, Lecturer, and Author
Jytte Fogh Lokvig, Ph.D. is a nationally recognized Alzheimer's and dementia expert and author. Lokvig is the founder of the first Alzheimer’s Cafe in the US, maintains the national registry of Alzheimer’s and Memory Cafes. Her book Alzheimer’s A to Z, A Quick Reference Guide, is a standard reference for the national dementia community. Others are The Alzheimer’s Creativity Project, The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Handbook, as well as The Alzheimer's and Memory Café.
Lectures, Workshops, and Seminars • Family Counseling • Care Management • Crisis Management • Caregiving Coaching • Early Stage Coaching • Dementia Training • Staff Development • Program Design • Consultations on all things Dementia and Alzheimer's.
Memory Care Alliance for Northern New Mexico
Caring for a loved-one with Alzheimer's or a related illness? You are not alone. Help is here.
OUR MISSION: To provide proactive comprehensive on-going support, education and resources for those families living with Alzheimer's and all other dementia-related illnesses. To educate and raise community awareness concerning the level of need. To remove the stigma associated with dementia-related illnesses and replace it with compassionate understanding.
We currently serve Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Taos and Bernalillo counties along with Zuni Pueblo and the Navajo Nation. We continue to grow and expand our programs throughout other parts of New Mexico.
The Memory Care Alliance is a local community based non-profit holding 501 (c) (3) status.
Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance
Parkinson & Movement Disorder (PMD) Alliance is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to providing opportunities for people impacted by a movement disorder to learn, live more fully, and spark meaningful connections around them.
We offer dynamic resources, including empowering Neuro Life Online® programs and in-person workshops led by experts, supportive online communities, support group leader trainings, an extensive on-demand video library, and a nation-wide database of local and virtual support groups and exercise classes.
We’re also committed to creating community and learning opportunities for the care partners and family members of loved ones impacted by the disease. We want you to know: you don’t have to ride the waves of a movement disorder alone.
Silver Horizons is committed to helping struggling seniors (age 50+) in Albuquerque, and from Santa Fe to Belen, and the grandchildren many of these seniors are raising.
Our goal at Silver Horizons is to do more than help “keep the lights on” or help a struggling senior “survive”. We work to help seniors feel safe and secure…and remain in their own homes. We hope to improve the quality of life of seniors in our community. That’s why we now assist with vet bills (so a senior doesn’t have to euthanize a buddy just because they can’t afford a vet bill), and we help pay for past-due internet service (to keep an isolated senior connected to the outside world).
Perhaps our most basic purpose is making sure these households have food to eat. Silver Horizons provides about two-weeks’ worth of groceries (monthly) to 3,500+ impoverished seniors age 50 and older primarily through food pantries and home deliveries of groceries. Silver Horizons also partners with churches, Meals on Wheels Albuquerque, and other organizations to get groceries to those seniors (and their families) who are most in need of help. (We provide groceries to about 1,200 grandchildren.)
Solace Crisis Treatment Center
We are here to respond to the needs of individuals who are in crisis or suffering from trauma. We are a state-of-the-art non-profit agency, located in Santa Fe, combining the healing power and life changing services of a specialized clinical team, advocacy center, and education and prevention experts to help survivors and our community restore strength in the face of adversity. Our Center provides a safe place to receive evidence-based services including therapy for post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders, victim advocacy and primary prevention programs. Solace serves Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos Counties and central northern New Mexico. We serve individuals from San Ildefonso, Nambe, Tesuque and Santo Domingo pueblos.
Vista Listens is a Counseling Division of Vista Living Care, based on the same Vista FAMILY values, dedicated to supporting those impacted by aging and dementia. Whether a spouse coping with changes in their loved one’s abilities trying to connect again or a family navigating the impact of disease in their lives, Vista Listens is able to support you through a variety of flexible services. Individual, Group, Couples or Family sessions can be provided in person or via zoom. Vista Listens is private pay only and does not accept insurance at this time.
Vista Listens, with Ruth Dennis, was established in 2023 BUT is based on 25 years of hands-on experience caring for elders with dementia and more importantly supporting their families, and other loved ones, on the journey.
Vista Listens is committed to the creation of a safe space for anyone facing aging, burnout, caregiving, dementia, major life transitions, or loss. By nurturing the values of, creativity, self-expression, mindfulness and hope our goal is to encourage wholeness. Vista Listens will provide both practical education and support personal growth. We will listen in the spirit of love and respect.