Counseling & Referrals

ADRC is here for you and your family.  Our staff offers unconditional support and professional counseling services to individuals and their family members impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or a related cognitive impairment. 

What can you expect?

  • A dedicated care consultant who will listen
  • Assistance navigating the caregiving process
  • Insight into understanding how Alzheimer’s disease progresses
  • One-on-one or family group consulting sessions. (These can be conducted in person, at several convenient ADRC locations across Long Island, or via telephone or zoom.)
  • An ongoing resource for additional questions, sharing concerns or addressing changes

Alzheimer’s disease is progressive and moves through a series of stages, each which create more challenges and limitations. Families are encouraged to reach out to us at any time, and as many times as needed, throughout their loved one’s Alzheimer’s journey.

An important process we facilitate with families is collaborating on a care plan for their loved one. The care plan clearly identifies current challenges, solutions and provides appropriate referrals to necessary service providers. The sessions are both supportive and educational.  We understand how overwhelming and all-encompassing the role of a caregiver.  Our people, our knowledge and the resources we trust are all here to help.

Support Groups

Knowing that you are not alone helps people cope with the stress and issues associated with caregiving for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. ADRC hosts a series of support groups across Long Island. Please click below to find a group that works for your schedule and location. Attendance is free of charge. Groups are both in-person and via zoom. 

Call Sharon Reichman, LMSW at 631.580.5100 ext. 302 or email:

Resource Library

ADRC’s East Islip location features a comfortable and relaxing Resource Library. It is filled with helpful information that users can take with them on the individual service providers and organizations ADRC recommends in our Resource Guide. In addition, it contains a series of reference books on Alzheimer’s disease  and other dementias as well as associated topics. Books may be checked-out. We also have board games and puzzles, a coffee bar and Wi-Fi access. All are welcome to visit the center, check out the resources, and enjoy the space. Appointments with Care Consultants can also be scheduled to help you.

Program Area & Private Community Room

ADRC also has a large program area where we host art and music therapy. We will be partnering with community organizations and resources to bring FREE educational workshops and CE courses. Check out our calendar of events. We have a large private community room that is available for care consultations with families and support groups.