Generations Together Program

Generations Together pairs Albany Medical College students with people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias to offer an opportunity for both the patient and family to share their experiences with the illness, and to enable medical students to witness and understand the impact of cognitive decline outside of the clinical setting.

Learning From Each Other

Students are asked to spend three hours a month with their mentor.  This time can be spent in a variety of ways, including sitting and talking, going for a walk, or enjoying a trip to a museum, concert, or restaurant. Generations Together is always looking for individuals interested in being mentors to medical students.

Importance of Service for the Next Generation of Physicians

Service Learning programs like Generations Together are a part of the Albany Medical College curriculum that is designed to expose students to the health of people in surrounding communities to complement their classwork and strengthen not only their medical skills but their compassion and commitment to medicine. The College requires 40 hours over four years, but many students go far beyond that as they have found their experiences to be incredibly rewarding.

Community service can help remind them of why they entered medicine in the first place. The Generations Together Service Learning program is one of the most popular Service Learning programs we offer.

After Alzheimer's disease brought an end to her business, my wife became passionate about Generations Together at Albany Medical College. This program pairs first year medical students with people who are diagnosed with dementia. Each year, she spoke to the entire freshmen class, relating how she experienced the disease.”
Spouse of Generations Together participant

Contact Us

To find out more about this program, call 518-262-0800. You also can email us at [email protected].