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Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease (CEAD)
at SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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Contact us:

445 Lenox Road
Suite A3 474 (3rd floor)
Brooklyn 11203
718-270-2003



What are AD and AD/D?

AD, Alzheimer's disease, or just Alzheimer's, is the most common dementia and accounts for 60% to 70% dementia cases. AD is a memory disorder that usually starts slowly and then worsens. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering recent events. As the disease advances, symptoms can include problems with language, disorientation, mood swings, loss of self care, and behavioral issues. Although current AD treatments and supports cannot stop AD from progressing, they can temporarily slow the dementia symptoms and improve quality of life for those with AD and their caregivers.

AD/D is referred to other dementias; they are:

Center Services & Programs Include:

  • Comprehensive assessment for all patients.
  • On-going followup
  • Telehealth Services
  • Educational Programs
  • Caregiver Support
  • Patients Activities