Community Outreach & Education
Public Awareness & Community Connections
The FLCEAD partners with Lifespan, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and CEAD services. The FLCEAD Outreach Coordinator meets with health, human service, and aging service organizations throughout our 9-county region and frequently attends their events to provide the following:
- Present or share information about memory loss, cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other dementias
- Share information about the value of early diagnosis
- Present on how to talk to a primary care doctor about memory loss
- Increase awareness about clinical trials and other kinds of research studies that are available to advance the science of treatment and care for people with cognitive impairment and those who care for them
- Provide information about FLCEAD and UR Memory Care Program services and educational offerings to primary care physicians and other medical providers who care for patients in our region
- Promote the importance of enhancing family caregiver health and well-being
- Presentations on related topics requested by community organizations
Stephanie Montero, MA
Finger Lakes Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease
Community Liaison/Care Manager
Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute
Education & Training
The FLCEAD works with the UR Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center (FLGEC) to promote the development of a dementia-competent workforce in our region. Together we train primary care providers and allied health professionals across many disciplines to care for those with dementia and their care partners.
We also strive to develop faculty to advance dementia education within colleges and across professional training programs. Topics include benefits of early detection and diagnosis, screening for cognitive impairment in the primary care setting, diagnosis and assessment, behavior management, updates on medications for management of dementia, enhancing emotional well-being of caregivers, advance care planning, and end of life care.
Education on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias is available for physicians, nurses, social workers, other allied health professions, and for students training in these professions.