Alzheimer's Resources For Patients & Families - Glens Falls Hospital

Resources For You

Caregiver Wellness and Respite - Caregiver Support Initiative

Serving Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, and Washington Counties

Office Locations

357 Bay Rd., Suite 8
Queensbury, NY 12804

520 Sibley Hall
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Fax: 518-564-3352

Southern Adirondack Independent Living (SAIL)

North Country Center for Independence

Project Lifesaver  (Call Project Lifesaver at 1-800-388-0199)

Information on Wandering from the Alzheimer's Association

National Institutes of Health Framework for Advance Planning for People with Dementia

Brain Health Strategies

We strive to education patients and families about brain health. Education centers on teaching the difference between fixed and modifiable risk.

Many things influence brain health:

  • Fixed factors are risks we cannot control, like genetics or family history.
  • Modifiable risks are things we can control that can impact our brain’s functioning.

Over the course of a lifetime, these risks can add up. Eliminating these variables could potentially modify the prevalence of dementia by almost 40 percent.

Wherever you are in your health journey, we work to help you understand how to support your brain’s wellness with the following strategies:

  • Exercise
  • Sleeping well
  • Reducing stress
  • Stopping smoking
  • Limiting alcohol
  • Staying connected with other people
  • Learning new skills
  • Eating well

We emphasize the importance of medical care and its importance on brain health, by monitoring for:

  • Diabetes
  • Hearing loss
  • High & low blood pressure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Depression & anxiety
  • Sleep apnea