Health Care Professionals

How to become a partner

We are very interested in partnering with your practice to focus on the early detection of cognitive impairment, the accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and dementia (AD/D), and the effective management of the dementia and co-morbid conditions.

Our services cover seven counties of Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, and Wyoming).

The CEAD WNY can help support providers, patients, families and caregivers by providing direct educational, technical, and clinical assistance. We can also enhance your practice's ability to capture the appropriate revenue for the screening and detection of cognitive impairment and dementia. In addition, we can accept referrals of your patients to the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Clinic at the University at Buffalo, which is run by Dr. Kinga Szigeti who is an Associate Professor of Neurology and the Co-Director of the CEAD WNY.

Our ultimate goal is to increase the regional health care system's capacity for effective population and community based health in the setting of AD/D. The CEAD WNY inter-professional team is comprised of UB faculty including: Geriatricians, Neurologists, Neuropsychologists, a Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurses, Social Workers and an Administrative Assistant. In addition, the CEAD WNY seeks to enhance awareness and recruitment of suitable subjects for clinical research.

  1. Give us a call / send in signed agreement.
  2. Schedule meeting to discuss appropriate services and implementation.
  3. Begin referring eligible patients to CEAD.

Why should I become a partner?

As a partner of CEAD WNY, we can customize the following services for your practice:
  • Technical expertise in the detection and management of Alzheimer's Disease and dementia
  • Tools to assist with the detection and assessment of Alzheimer's Disease and dementia
  • Assistance with implementing tools and screenings into clinic workflow
  • Care consultation services for patients diagnosed with dementia, provided by RN or Social Worker
  • Technical expertise (1:1) in the management of co-morbid conditions and palliative care options
  • Education regarding detection, assessment, diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia
  • Support of practice staff in the management of dementia
  • Tools and materials for county specific resources

Services available through referral include:

  • Behavior management
  • Dementia-related ED Visit Avoidance
  • Home Visit by CEAD NP may be arranged on a case by case basis
  • Management of Co-Morbid Diagnosis
  • Medication Reconciliation
  • Palliative Care Consultation
  • Recurrent Readmission Avoidance
  • Referral to Clinical Trials
  • Care Consultation
  • Counseling
  • Diagnostic Process Education
  • Disease Information
  • Family Consultation
  • Referral to Community Resources
  • What is expected of partners?

    • Refer patients to CEAD clinics and provider partners when appropriate
    • Begin screening patients 65+ for cognitive impairment
    • Provide the demographics of the 10 patients
    • Provide the county of residence for any diagnosed patients
    • Provide space for consultations and family meetings on mutually agreed upon dates/times
    • Meet with Nurse Practitioner quarterly regarding multiple chronic conditions, palliative care, and non-pharmacological approaches
    • Encourage practice staff participate in CEAD educational opportunities