New York State Banner Aging Picture
 

The New York State Coordinating Council for Services Related to Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

The New York State Coordinating Council for Services Related to Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias was developed by the Governor and Legislature to:

  1. facilitate interagency planning and policy,
  2. review specific agency initiatives for their impact on services related to the care of persons with dementia and their families, and
  3. provide a continuing forum for concerns and discussion related to the formulation of state policy relating to dementias and services for persons with incurable dementia.

The Council is composed of a 21 member advisory council made up of recognized experts in the field and:

  1. the commissioner of health,
  2. the director of the state office for the aging,
  3. the commissioner of children and family services,
  4. the commissioner of education,
  5. the commissioner of mental health and
  6. the commissioner of mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

The Council is charged with developing a state plan to:

  • Identify best practices working with persons with a cognitive impairment
  • Identify best approaches to training doctors, nurses and other medical and non-medical professionals and paraprofessionals
  • Identify strengths and gaps in services at the community level
  • Find better ways to collaborate services among various systems
  • Identify financing options to help pay for community care


Feedback     Contact Us     Privacy Statement     Website Accessibility     Disclaimer
Download Microsoft Word doc and docx viewer     Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view our pdf documents