Montefiore Hudson Valley Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease
The Montefiore Hudson Valley Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease (CEAD) combines the years of expertise and best-in-class practices of the Montefiore Health System’s extensive network of hospitals and physician groups in the Hudson Valley, its acclaimed Montefiore-Einstein Center for the Aging Brain (CAB ) and the research and training capabilities of Montefiore’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
The CEAD’s approach, which was pioneered at the CAB, emphasizes diagnosis by multi-disciplinary teams of specialists, including neurologists, geriatricians, neuropsychologists and social workers. It incorporates treatment, support, counseling, education and assistance with community-based services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, their caregivers and their families.
The CEAD is one of ten Alzheimer’s Disease Centers of Excellence supported in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Health in an ambitious program to expand knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and improve access to screening, diagnosis and clinical trial opportunities for patients; community-based support services for them and their caregivers; and training programs for providers in all clinical disciplines.
The CEAD serves patients from any part of the State or country, but it has a special commitment to the seven counties of the Hudson Valley region: Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Sullivan, Orange and Ulster.
We are proud that the CEAD has been recognized as an Age-Friendly Health System, an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in partnership with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA).
An Age-Friendly Health System is one in which every older adult's care is: Guided by an essential set of evidence-based practices; causes no harms; and is consistent with What Matters to the older adult and their family about specific health outcome goals and care preferences.