Older adults may be at higher risk for health concerns related to COVID-19 and experience increased stress as a result. Burdens of isolation, quarantine, and limited access to resources, as well as increased use of virtual resources may place an additional strain on older adults. The Stony Brook Center for Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease offers some suggestions below for ways to cope with stress related to COVID-19.

Helpful Video:

Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need to Know — The COVID-19 Edition
Join Stony Brook Medicine neuropsychologist, Christopher Christodoulou, PhD, to learn all about Alzheimer's disease, prevention and treatment within the context of the coronavirus pandemic.

Consider joining virtual classes or programs that can help you stay engaged in activities and connected to others.

Other helpful resources for seniors and their caregivers:

Service Needs for Older Adults

If you're concerned about your memory loss, or that a loved one or patient, Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease can help. Its sole mission is to help provide early diagnosis and enhance the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or dementia disorders in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. As one of only 10 centers in New York State that is supported in part by a grant from New York State Department of Health, the Center aims to serve everyone in the community in the most effective and comfortable way possible.

The team includes geriatric psychiatrists, a geriatrician, neuropsychologist and social workers who are all memory loss specialists. And there are partner locations throughout Long Island to serve you.

For more information, questions, and to see if your needs can be met via telehealth please call (631) 954-2323 or visit ceadlongisland.org.
Other resources:

Dementia Caregiver Support

  • Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island Chapter
    • 24/7 Help Line: 1-800-272-3900
    • Connect with master's level counselor for assistance and resources for individuals with any dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center
  • Family & Children Association (Nassau County)
  • Family Service League (Suffolk County)
  • Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center
  • Parker Jewish Institute
  • Willing Hearts & Helpful Hands
    • (516) 586-1507
    • Free consultation; referrals to community supports; information regarding respite grants available
  • Office of Aging
    • Nassau County (516) 227-8900
    • Suffolk County (631) 853-8200
    • Programs include care management and short-term inpatient respite at no cost and include waitlist option in case you need respite during an emergency.