Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center of WNY

There are nine Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Centers (ADAC's) located across New York state serving as Centers of Excellence for the diagnosis and care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Many things can cause memory loss or dementia, and early detection and diagnosis is key in ensuring the patient receives proper care. When a person experiences a decline to intellectual ability that is severe enough to interfere with their daily routine, it is important to seek out the expertise that is found at Dent Neurologic Institute, the clinical service providers for the Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center of Western New York.

For the Physician:

ADAC of WNY provides diagnostic and consultative services to primary care providers in making initial assessment of patients, assistance with the management of complex patient situations and referrals of patients to adjunct specialty care.

For more information, please contact Sarah Harlock at or 716-250-2000 ext.1107.

For the Patient and Care Partners:

ADAC of WNY also offers programs for patients, caregivers and professionals regarding the management of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. ADAC of WNY offers care consultations, support groups, educational classes and community presentations and referrals to appropriate community services.

For more information, please contact Sarah Harlock at or 716-250-2000 ext.1107


An individualized care management plan is developed for patients, and will vary depending on the disease stage, patient's level of function, and amount of support that is available. Referrals are made to appropriate community resources, such as adult day care, home care, respite or long term care, and the care coordinator follows each care plan so that it can be adjusted or revised, as needed. The goal of all treatments and care plans is to reduce the stress and burden Alzheimer's disease and related dementias have on the patient and family.


ADAC of WNY provides educational activities, including an annual Dementia Care Conference for care partners, and classes covering multiple memory care topics.

ADAC of WNY partners with the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, to provide coordinated educational and support services to care partners.

ADAC of WNY has established relationships with community coalitions that provide a local focus on support and care for patients and families.

The ADAC of WNY is involved in the training of medical students and residents, from the State University at Buffalo School of Medicine, as well as other healthcare professionals across a variety of settings.

Upcoming Events

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For more information or to register for a class, please contact Sarah Harlock at or 716-250-2000 ext. 1107

Helpful Links

WNY Area Offices for the Aging

Services vary by county but can include information on government programs to assist people with memory impairments and their families, including transportation, insurance, caregiver counseling, case management, educational classes, support groups and community resources.

Allegany County(585) 268-9390
Cattaraugus County(716) 373-8032
Chautauqua County(716) 661-8940
Erie County(716) 858-8526
Genesee County(585) 343-1611
Niagara County(716) 438-4020
Orleans County(585) 589-3191
Wyoming County(585) 786-8833

Contact Care Consultant

Sarah Harlock, MBA
(716) 250-2000 ext. 1107
D2-76 BGH
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203