MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- The Sarah Neuman Center honored six local medical centers that it has worked with during its 40 years of caring for the elderly in Mamaroneck at its 14th annual Stein Lecture on Alzheimer’s.
The event also featured a presentation on new Alzheimer's research.
White Plains Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Lawrence Hospital Center in Bronxville, Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, Westmed Medical Group and Westchester County Medical Society were all recognized as key partners for Sarah Neuman in the healthcare community.
"As part of the celebration for the Sarah Neuman Center caring for the elderly over 40 years, we honored six health care providers," said Pam Beilman, public affairs person for Jewish Home Life Care, who has owned Sarah Neuman for 20 years.
The ceremony followed a lecture by Dr. Evelyn Granieri, chief of the division of geriatric medicine and aging at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Granieri spook about the National Institute of Health's recent changes to the guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease, which now includes the use of imaging and biomarkers in blood and spinal fluid. This may help detect Alzheimer's before it reaches the later stages by determining if changes in the brain are due to the disease. Previously, the criteria only described the later stages of the disease when symptoms of dementia are already evident, said Granieri, who was a panel member for the NIH report.
During her lecture, titled "Update on Alzheimer's Disease: What's New, What Works and What Doesn't," she also shared new research on preventing and reducing the risk of Alzheimer's, while setting the record straight about what works and what doesn't.
The Stein Lecture Series is sponsored by the Marion Stein Endowment Fund for Specialized Training, Services and Programs for residents with Alzheimer’s disease. The Fund also provides for staff training, a resource center, support groups for staff and families, as well as therapeutic recreation programs tailored to the specific needs of residents in Sarah Neuman’s Special Care Unit.
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