// ADAC

The Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center

The Mount Sinai School of Medicine Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center is a NYSDOH funded service program that helps to ease the burden of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. We meet with patients, their families and other caregivers either by phone or in person to provide information and support as needed.

Mission and Objectives

ADAC offers educative programs to inform medical professionals about Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia. ADAC also offers programs for patients, caregivers and professionals of how to manage Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia.

In collaboration with the Mount Sinai Hospital’s Health Education Department, the ADAC delivers workshops about memory and aging for seniors, their families, and those who work with them. Please call us to schedule a workshop in  your community.

A support group for Spanish- speaking  caregivers  meets twice per month at Settlement Health – 212 East 106th Street on Mondays at 11:00 AM (1st and 3rd Monday of the month). Feel free to call or to come in person to a meeting if you wish to join the group.

Services:

  • Family counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Support Groups
  • Help with community services
  • Training and education
  • Memory evaluations
  • Medical evaluations
  • Contact Information:

    For more information,  please contact us at (212) 659-8872 or at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at (212) 241-8329.

    Principal Contact: Mari Umpierre   maridotumpierreatmountsinaidotorg   ; mari.umpierre at mountsinai.org

    Information regarding Alzheimer’s Disease

    Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive and degenerative disease for which there is no recovery.  The disease relentlessly attacks nervous cells in all parts of the brain,  deteriorating the ability off the individual to govern emotions, recognize individuals and errors, coordinate movement and memory. Ultimately, the individual losses all his memory and mental functioning. Census estimate this disease affects more than four million individuals in the United States.

    At the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center, we are knowledgeable of the difficulty that it is to manage Alzheimer;s Disease both individuals suffering from the disease and for caregivers.  For this reason, the center wishes to help individuals suffering from the disease and caregivers by offering counseling and support groups in English and Spanish.

    Statistics of Memory Disorders

    • 15% of the population over 65 suffer from memory disorders.
    • These memory disorders may include Alzheimer’s Disease or vascular dementia, among others
    • Memory disorders are pathological conditions that affect memory, thinking, behavior, and motor behavior

    Steps for Caregivers

    1. Learning all that one is able to about the disease
    2. Join a support group
    3. Seek to be in good spirits
    4. Avoid the use of medications or alcohol
    5. Do not be ashamed to seek help
    6. Don’t feel bad or distresses towards people for asking for help
    7. You deserve recognition for what you do.  You deserve it!

    Frequent Questions

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    Media

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    Resources

    Manuals for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease

    Updated Manual in English 2010

    For assistance in applying for Medicaid

    -Mount Sinai’s Resource Entitlement and Advocacy Program [REAP]: 212-423-2800

    -Catholic Charities – 212-371-1000
    -JASA- Jewish Association For Services For The Aged – Central Administration

    Manhattan & Brooklyn  212-273-5200

    -SPOP-Senior Program for Older People: 212-787-7120

    -Meals on Wheels: 212-442-1000

    -Access a Ride: 1-877-337-2017

    Information about Alzheimer’s Disease: www.alzinfo.org

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