Alzheimer’s Disease Center Community Outreach
The Alzheimer’s Disease Center at NYU Langone is committed to caregiver counseling and education, and access to clinical trials and treatment to an ethnically diverse patient population. Through our Multicultural Program, we actively provide education and information about the advantages of participating in our programs to naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs), community-based multiservice centers, organizations, programs, and hospitals that provide services to underserved ethnic elder minorities.
Our Multicultural Program is staffed by a team of experienced professionals, including bilingual and bicultural clinicians dedicated to providing culturally sensitive and language-appropriate educational and diagnostic services. In an effort to meet the needs of a diverse patient population, the following services are an integral part of our clinical work:
- Bilingual (Spanish and English) staff coordinate the referral process and scheduling of patient visits. Applications for diagnostic evaluations are available in Spanish and English, and they may be completed over the phone with the assistance of our staff.
- Bilingual clinicians conduct memory tests, medical exams, clinical interviews, and family meetings, with the assistance of a bilingual/bicultural translator when necessary.
- A bilingual family counselor (social worker) is available for caregiver counseling and education, as well as to direct patients and caregivers to resources in their communities.
- Free educational presentations and cognitive screenings are available in both English and Spanish at various community organizations and centers around the city. We welcome healthcare professionals, patients, family members, and others who may be interested in learning more about memory problems, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
To learn more about the Multicultural Program, or to refer yourself or someone else for a diagnostic evaluation, please call 212-263-3257.