Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. Presents 2015 Seminar Series

Monday, April 6, 2015

(Bay Shore, NY) — Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC) is organizing a series of seven informational seminars throughout 2015 for those who are seeking innovative facts on Alzheimer’s disease. These seminars will cover topics such as caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, what the disease is and how it affects those with the disease, life care planning and the latest research findings on a possible cure for the disease. 

Below are the various seminars that will be presented throughout the rest of the year at different locations:

● What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s Disease and Financial Planning for a Long Term Illness —April 16 from 6-9 p.m., a panel discussion featuring Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc.; Frank Buquicchio, JD, CELA, Vincent J. Russo & Associates, PC and Member, ADRC Legal Advisory Committee; and Brian Hessel, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch. Atria Senior Living at Huntington, 165 Beverly Road, Huntington Station.

● The Positive Approach to Communication and Behavior for Those Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s and Other Cognitive Impairments — May 11 from 6-9 p.m., presented by Melanie Bunn, RN, MS, GNP, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. Winthrop-University Hospital Research & Academic Center, Room G018B, 101 Mineola Boulevard, Mineola.

● Advance Directives: Who, What, Where, When and How? — June 4 from 6-9 p.m., presented by Fern Baudo, RN, MSN,ANP, BC, APRN, Nurse Practitioner PC, Fern Baudo Adult Health and Author, If Only I Knew. Amber Court Assisted Living, 3400 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury.

● Ask The Attorney — September 17 from 6-9 p.m., presented by ADRC’s Legal Advisory Committee: Vincent J. Russo, J.D., LLM, CELA; Frank L. Buquicchio, J.D., CELA; Nancy Burner, Esq., CELA; Frank D’Angelo, J.D., CELA; and Michelle Jablonsky, Esq. Upsky Long Island Hotel, 110 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge.

● Dementia Basics: What Works, What Doesn’t Work and Why — September 28 from 5:30-7 p.m., presented by Melanie Bunn, RN, MS, GNP, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner. Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton.

● Purple Angel Project – Alzheimer’s/Dementia Wristband Program — October 8 from 6-9 p.m., presented by Gary Joseph LeBlanc, Author, Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness and Managing Alzheimer’s and Dementia Behaviors and Founder, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Hospital Wristband Project. Somerset Gardens, 150 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview.

● Stem Cell Research: Advancing Cures For Neurological Diseases — November 9 from 7-9 p.m., presented by Dr. Scott Noggle, PhD., Vice President, New York Stem Cell Foundation and Charles Evans Senior Research Fellow for Alzheimer’s Disease. Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington.

“We are looking forward for those who wish to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and how it affects those with the disease — emotionally, mentally and financially,” Ms. Malack-Ragona said. “We explore a wide range of topics that offer a great amount of knowledge that we encourage you to share with others at the conclusion of our informative seminars.”

There are over 5 million people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, and 77 million baby boomers — 1 in 8 — are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. provides care and support for individuals and families coping with the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and is working to fund local research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The vision of Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center is a future free from Alzheimer’s.

For more information about ADRC or its upcoming events, please contact Mary Ann Malack-Ragona at (631) 580-5100 or visit


Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. — which is headquartered in Bay Shore and has a satellite office in Southampton — is the only local Alzheimer’s disease advocacy and educational facility whose mission is to provide hands-on support and services to families on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. ADRC works with family members, health care professionals and researchers to ensure quality health care and support to those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease through care and consultation, information and referral, training, support groups, and caregiver safety products.