Finger Lakes Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease (FLCEAD)

The Finger Lakes Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease (FLCEAD) was established to increase the Finger Lakes region's capacity to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of memory loss, cognitive impairments, and dementia. The FLCEAD, funded in part by a grant for the New York State Department of Health, aims to reduce health disparities in dementia care by increasing access to trained medical providers.

The FLCEAD aims to create more access to dementia care services for patients from underserved populations, those who live in rural and urban underserved areas, those at or near the poverty level, and those for whom English is not their primary language. 

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Research & Clinical Trials

Learn more about research and clinical trials at the URMC and the importance and benefits of participating in AD/D research

Resources and Community Partners

The FLCEAD partners with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC) and the UR ECHO®GEMH telementoring program. In collaboration with URMC Memory Care Program (MCP)  and the Geriatric Telemental Health Program (GTHP) resources the FLCEAD trains medical providers in primary care practices in the following ways:

  • To appreciate the benefits of diagnosis even though Alzheimer's Disease is not preventable or curable at this time.
  • To recognize the value of early diagnosis 
  • To screen for cognitive impairment and to provide support services for patients who screen positive.
  • To provide resources and consultation to support their care for patients with dementia.
  • To effectively support the needs of family caregivers

The Memory Care program provides evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with cognitive impairment and dementia. 

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