Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease

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 a geriatric psychiatrist, geriatrician, nurse practitioner, neuropsychologist and social worker who are all memory loss specialists. And we have partner locations throughout Long Island to serve you.

We offer the following services:

Assistance for Physicians

Our experts assist primary care physicians and other medical specialty providers in a variety of ways.

  • Assessment and diagnosis of memory loss / Alzheimer's consultation
  • Comprehensive, individualized care plans
  • Management of complex cases, including referrals to specialty care
  • Technical help
  • Educational resources for dificult diagnoses
  • Second opinions to families who are unsure about the diagnosis

Regional Resource Center for Healthcare Professionals

Think of us too, as an educational resource, with the most up-to-date information and resources on aging health, dementia and Alzheimer's. We provide continuing professional education to workers in senior centers, assisted living facilities and nursing homes about the importance of early diagnosis of memory loss and memory loss treatment.

Assistance to Family Members

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

The Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease is located at Stony Brook University, Putnam Hall, South Campus, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8790. For more information, visit To schedule an appointment, call 631-954-2323.