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Brooklyn Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center
at SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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Assistance Center
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To address any questions, make arrangements for an evaluation, learn about services, or to participate in our Caregiver Support Group, please contact Ms. Lorna Walcott-Brown at (718) 287-4806. Thank you.


  • Councilman Dr. Mathieu Eugene continues to support Brooklyn Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center (BADAC) by providing discretionary funding to support clinical services and educational programs. (BADAC). Read More …
  • BADAC is engaged in a SUNY Network Aging Partnership (SNAP) Project. The study will show how health professionals can better tell whether an older person who has Alzheimer's disease is also frail. If you have any questions about this study you can call: Dr. Carl Cohen , MD at 718-287-4806
  • BADAC' s Capital Grant Project, funded by the office of the Brooklyn Borough President, to establish a state of the art BADAC center, is in preliminary planning stages.  Please look out for future updates.


BROOKLYN ADAC is located at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Originally, we began as one of eight Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Centers funded by the New York State Department of Health serving as Centers of Excellence for the diagnosis and care of Alzheimer's disease patients. Current support for Brooklyn ADAC is provided by SUNY Downstate Medical Center, The Brooklyn Borough President's Office, the Alzheimer's Association NYC Chapter, Councilman Mathieu Eugene's office and various donations.

The Center offers comprehensive assessment and a full range of treatment for memory disorders. We provide counseling and educational services along with other services to include:

 Comprehensive memory evaluations including psychiatric, neurological and physical examination

  • Neuroimaging such as MRI, CT Scan, PET
  • On-going treatment for memory, mood,  and behavioral problems
  • Social services to provide access to services and resources including legal, Medicaid, home care, and day programs
  • Opportunities to participate in new treatment and drug trials.
  • Family support groups, including groups in Spanish and  Greek
  • Patient activity groups
  • Public speakers for community groups
  • Caregiver and home health aide training
  • Volunteer Companion services

Language capacity include: French, Creole, Spanish, Greek and English. Bi-lingual professional staff depends on which doctors (visiting fellows) are currently at the center that year. Our staff consists of Board-Certified Physicians, Licensed Geriatric Psychiatrist, Social Workers, Certified Recreation Specialist (CTRS), and Gerontologist.


You can help support the ongoing research and clinical initiatives of the Brooklyn Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center.  Please visit the Giving Online page of SUNY Downstate Institutional Advancement & Philanthropy for more information. Be sure to select Brooklyn Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center at SUNY Downstate from the drop down list. Thank you.