About the Center - Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center

About the Center

Our Mission

The mission of Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center is to help improve the quality of life for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders, and their caregivers.

For 30 years, Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center has been providing supportive community-based services to Alzheimer’s families on Long Island. Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center takes considerable pride in its pioneering role in the development of cutting edge services that foster the independence, dignity, well-being and safety of individuals with Alzheimer’s, thus aiding in the prevention of premature nursing home placement. Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center’s programs offer help and hope for families grappling with Alzheimer’s disease.

To learn more, please visit our Programs page. And as always, please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We're here to help!

Our History

The Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization founded in 1988 by five Long Island women. Each of these women had a connection with dementia and wanted to create a place where people can turn to for much needed help and services. The organization initially started as a resource center, providing a comprehensive resource directory of local care facilities and professionals, and a social-model adult day service program. Since then, our services have expanded and we serve all forms of dementia and are helping at every stage of the disease. In October 2019, we changed our name to the Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center to reflect the wide range of programs and services that the center offers to families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.

Today, and as we have for over 30 years, the Center provides diagnosed individuals and caregivers guidance, support, a community and hope through our hands-on programs. The Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center is unique in that we are a local, ‘one-stop-shop’ that is able to provide the critically needed programs and services families are seeking during their journey. Until there is a cure, the Center is the best solution to find respite, help and stimulating activities.

The Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center offers day programs Monday - Saturday for people in the early, moderate and late stages of the disease, caregiver support groups and educational trainings, an in-home respite program, Brain Fitness Workshops, transportation, physical and occupational therapy and much more. Our experienced licensed social workers provide direct assistance to families, as well as offer additional trusted referrals, both in person and over the phone.

Our services help maintain independence and dignity, assist in delaying costly nursing home placement or home care, while also providing a community and comfort.  The Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life of diagnosed individuals and caregivers – one person, one family, one community at a time.

About the Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center

Founded in 1988, the Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center is committed to improving the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia and their caregivers. The Center offers programs for all stages and forms of dementia that foster independence, dignity, well-being, and safety, as well as providing Caregiver Support Groups, In-Home Respite Care, Transportation and additional services. For more information, visit www.lidementia.org or call (516) 767-6856.