at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program
Standing (L-R): Dr. Hernando, Minnie Fu, Katie Brundage, Dr. Sarreal
Sitting (L-R): Vita Pomara, Dr. Pomara, Chelsea Reichert
Not pictured: Dr. Sidtis
GERI provides free memory evaluations to members of the community through our Memory Day events as well as another more comprehensive evaluation through a separate program that involves research components called the Memory Education and Research Initiative (MERI).
In addition to our testing, we serve as an educational resource regarding memory disorders for the patients and clinicians of Rockland County, as well as other surrounding counties.
We also provide the opportunity for people to participate in cutting-edge experimental treatments for patients with Alzheimer's disease, as well as for those who may be at risk for developing it. Community health professionals are alerted about these ongoing clinical studies of treatments for memory disorders in order to connect us with those that the trials might benefit.
We offer promising treatments for behavioral disturbances including agitation, aggression, and anxiety, which can often accompany Alzheimer's disease.
What else do we offer?
We participate in world-wide clinical research trials with a number of pharmaceutical companies. Presently, these pharmaceutical companies include Merck Sharp & Dohme, Avanir, Janssen, and Novartis in Collboration with Banner Alzheimer's Institute. These studies strive to help people with Alzheimer's disease, people with a high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as well as Prodromal Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
We also participate in the study of advanced neuroimaging techniques (ADNI-2 and ADNI-3 studies). We work with the Division of Medical Physics at the Nathan S. Kline Institute to develop advanced neuroimaging techniques for the early detection of memory disorders as well as to improve the sensitivity of clinical trials to new therapies. This study is federally funded by the National Institute on Health (NIH).
For more information on the clinical trials, as well as other studies that we are currently participating in, please click here.