The Elder Services Center helps families and other caregivers, as well as health professionals, learn positive approaches to managing the problems associated with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. We aim to preserve and enhance functional abilities and quality of life in patients with Alzheimer's Disease, and help maintain their independence in the community by means of medical care, counseling and education.

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease is a disease in which physical changes in the brain cause problems in memory, thinking, and behavior. These problems become worse as the disease progresses. Alzheimer's disease occurs most often in people over age 65, although it also appears in people in their 50's or even 40's.

Clinical Services

The clinical services offer a full evaluation including:

  • Consolidating past history
  • Testing mental status
  • Assessing mental, functional, environmental status
  • and caregiver stress/coping
  • Case management
  • Student education

Community Education Services

Services available from the Alzheimer's Community Education Project include:

  • Development of training programs for volunteers, family members, professional special care providers, and home health care professionals to provide proper care for patients in the home.
  • Training and recruitment of volunteers to provide in or out-of-home respite services to relieve over-burdened family members.
  • Development and distribution of Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders educational materials to inform the public about the disease and available community resources.
  • Individually tailored educational materials for families.
  • Training for long-term care staff and special care providers.
  • Workshops and conferences for individuals caring for Alzheimer's patients.

How to Receive These Services

You may call Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to get additional information about the services or to schedule an appointment.

For Clinical Services call or email:

Rene Conklin
Clinic Coordinator
(607) 777-6636

For Educational Services call:

Education Coordinator
(607) 777-6636

For more information, see the Alzheimer's Association home page.

Last Updated: 2/1/16