The Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease

The Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease is a program of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, a part of Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute.  It is one of 10 centers in New York State, based in a large hospital setting and funded in part by the New York State Department of Health.

The Center was founded in 1988 to serve as an Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center (ADAC).  In 2016 Stony Brook applied for and received a grant to become a Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease. We offer a comprehensive list of services as well as hold affiliation with other experts in the field across Long Island.

Assistance for Physicians

The Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease provides resources and experts who can assist primary care physicians and other medical specialty providers with the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. We provide comprehensive care plans, and the management of complex cases, including referrals to specialty care while offering technical assistance to your existing physicians. The center also functions as an educational resource that can help physicians with difficult diagnoses, and can provide a second opinion to families who are unsure about the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

Informational Resource Center

The center serves as a regional resource for up-to-date information about Alzheimer’s disease, and providing continuing professional education to workers in senior centers, assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the year.

The Center has recently developed a comprehensive list of Alzheimer’s Disease Information and resources for dissemination.

Resource for Families

The center’s staff assists family members by recommending resources and supports. We advocate with and on the behalf of caregivers to raise awareness of caregiver stress and caregiver burn out.