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Centers of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease

Nine Centers of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease (CEADs) for the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias (AD/D), provide the following services:

  • integrative, comprehensive and coordinated medical services for the diagnosis of AD/D;
  • management and treatment of patients with AD/D
  • support and referral of patients, their caregivers and family members to community-based support services
  • promote of the benefits of participation in research and referral to clinical trials;
  • support for primary care physicians caring for people with AD/D
  • training of health care providers and students in health care professions on the diagnosis and treatment of AD/D;
  • strong working relationships with community organizations and care providers
  • promotion of public awareness about AD/D

It is anticipated that one additional CEAD will be funded to serve the Northeastern NY counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and Washington by September 1, 2016.

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Alzheimer's Disease Community Assistance Program

Six NYS Alzheimer's Association Chapters and CaringKind provide the following services to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their caregivers and family members, and members of the community:

  • a 24-hour helpline offering information and referrals
  • care planning and consultation
  • education and training for caregivers
  • support groups for people with AD/D, their caregivers and family members
  • community awareness
  • professional training

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Alzheimer's Disease Regional Caregiver Support Initiative

Ten regional organizations, in collaboration with strong community partners, provide the following support services to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias to promote their mental and physical well-being:

  • care consultation
  • family consultation
  • support groups
  • education and training
  • respite*
  • additional services to meet the specific caregiver needs in a region: wellness programs, joint enrichment opportunities, and technology-based services.

* Respite services allow primary caregivers the opportunity to safely leave a person with AD/D for short or longer periods and can include overnight stays. Respite services are provided by volunteers or paid individuals. Respite services will be provided according to the level of patient function and caregiver need.

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Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Support Initiative for Underserved Communities

Fifteen organizations provide the following support services to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias who are members of underserved communities to promote their mental and physical well-being:

  • caregiver support services*
  • community outreach
  • intake assessments
  • referrals to service providers

* Each organization provides one or more of the following caregiver support services: caregiver support groups, education and training programs, caregiver wellness programs, and joint enrichment opportunities.

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Addressing Disparities in Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

The Alzheimer's Association of the Hudson Valley is providing the following services to individuals in African American and Hispanic communities within Westchester, Orange, and Rockland Counties:

  • Purple Sunday Programs in African-American and Hispanic churches to increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias (AD/D) and the importance of early detection
  • outreach to faith-based organizations
  • referrals to support services and clinical trials
  • community outreach through marketing events
  • a Public Health Live webcast through SUNY Albany's Center for Public Health Continuing Education to be held November 17, 2016. This webcast will educate primary care providers and other medical professionals on topics such as the benefits of an early diagnosis, suggestions on how to talk to caregivers about the diagnosis, and cultural competence training.

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