Services for Patients and Caregivers
The CEAD provides diagnostic services in combination with support, counseling, education and assistance with community-based services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, their caregivers and their families.
At the Montefiore Center for the Aging Brain, you can expect your evaluation to include a review of your health history and current medications; a full physical exam; and tests of your memory and other cognitive functions. You may be asked to have some blood tests and, perhaps, get an MRI or a CT scan of your brain. This will take several visits, some of which can be done virtually, on a secure telemedicine connection.
At the end of the multi-step evaluation process, the Center for the Aging Brain doctors will prepare a complete report and make recommendations to you and your primary care doctor or the specialist who referred you to the CAB.
Members of the team will review the care plan with you and your caregiver or family members and will give you information about services in the community that can be helpful. They may also discuss current research studies that you may be eligible to participate in if you’re interested. Members of the team will follow-up with you and your caregiver or family members from time to time by phone or telehealth to address ongoing needs, and to determine if adjustments to you care plan should be made.
Caregivers and family members are considered a vital part of a patient’s care team, and their needs and concerns are addressed as part of the evaluation process. We encourage family members to attend appointments in person or on video whenever possible.
Outside of the CAB, providers who are part of the CEAD’s network will provide similar services when appropriate to your needs.
To schedule an appointment or request a telehealth visit or to find a doctor closer to your home, call the CAB at 914-375-4880.