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The Alzheimer's Association® is committed to helping New York healthcare professionals improve their knowledge and skills, build stronger teams and deliver better care for people with dementia in assisted living residences and nursing homes.

Visit the Health Systems and Clinicians section of our website or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 for more information. You can also access specific resources below:

Visit our professionals portal to learn more or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

Virtual Dementia Education Series

This series has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Register for one or more programs by visiting the link below or calling 800.272.3900.

Tuesday, February 7, 12 p.m.
Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance
Use in Dementia

Sarah King, LCSWR, Senior System of Care Manager and Dual Recovery Coordinator for the Broome County Mental Health Department 
This session includes an overview of mental health and substance use indicators and diagnostic implications, including the correlation of dementia and mental illness as it impacts the diagnosis, treatment planning, and care of individuals.

Tuesday, March 14, 12 p.m.
Back to Basics: Diagnosis and Types of Dementia
Nikhil Palekar, MD, Director of the Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease
This session will focus on the importance of early diagnosis of cognitive disorders, highlight the standardized office based assessment tools for diagnosis and discuss types of dementia and their unique presentations.

Wednesday, April 5, 12 p.m.
Promoting Brain Health: The Impact of Hypertension on Cognitive Function
Tina Omorogbe, MS, FNP-BC, DNP Hospitalist at Albany Medical Center
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a risk factor in developing a wide range of cognitive impairments and is a leading cause of vascular
cognitive impairment. This session will review the latest research on hypertension as a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s.

Thursday, May 18, 12 p.m.
Non-Cognitive Symptoms of Dementia
Jason Cohen, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
While dementia is defined as cognitive impairment causing functional decline, the diseases that cause dementia also cause other symptoms. We will discuss the psychiatric, motor, autonomic, and other symptoms of dementia.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint
providership of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Rochester/Finger Lakes Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (1.00 per session). Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

New York State Social Work Continuing Education
The University of Rochester Medical Center, Center for Experiential Learning is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0005. Each session has been approved for 1.00 contact hours.

This project is sponsored by the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program #U1QHP28738.