If you're concerned about your memory loss, or that a loved one or patient, Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease can help. Our sole mission is to help provide early diagnosis and enhance the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or dementia disorders in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. As one of only 10 centers in New York State, supported in part by a grant from New York State Department of Health, we aim to serve everyone in the community in the most effective and comfortable way possible.
Our interdisciplinary team includes geriatric psychiatrists, geriatrician, neuropsychologist and social workers who are all memory loss specialists. And we have partner locations throughout Long Island to serve you.
Assistance for Physicians
The Stony Brook 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.
Regional Resource Center for Healthcare Professionals
The center serves as a regional resource for up-to-date information about Alzheimer’s disease. We provide continuing education to healthcare professionals in various geriatric setting (senior centers, assisted living facilities and nursing homes) on the importance of early diagnosis of memory loss and memory loss treatment.
Support for Families
Our team also assists in ways that enhance the quality of life of everyone involved in the aging health and care of a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
- Recommendations on resources and support for senior care including:
- mental health for those 65 years of age and over
- aging in place
- caregiver support group
- language assistance
- Information about clinical trials at Stony Brook University and elsewhere
- Advocacy with and on behalf of caregivers to raise awareness of caregiver stress and caregiver burnout