Dementia Specialist Commack NY

With the incidence of Alzheimer’s and dementia on the rise—in 2005 a panel of experts suggested cases worldwide would double every 20 years from the roughly 25 million cases then diagnosed—doctors and the general public alike would welcome a way to predict the likelihood of contracting the condition.

Bayshore Psychiatric Svce Pc
(631) 462-8636
283 Commack Rd
Commack, NY
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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Shane Gregory Owens
(631) 462-5554
283 Commack Rd
Commack, NY
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Psychological Assessment, Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Hofstra University
Credentialed Since: 2004-08-31

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Willo Wisotsky
(631) 804-8830
35 Crooked Hill Rd, St #203
Commack, NY
Services
Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Psychological Assessment, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Yeshiva University
Credentialed Since: 2009-03-12

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Philip Corsello
(631) 543-5319
354 Veterans Memorial HWY
Commack, NY
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: St John's University
Credentialed Since: 1982-02-04

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Marc Harris Grusensky
(631) 499-4224
2171 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Stephen M. Guido
35 Crooked Hill Road
Commack, NY
Services
Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Family Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: St John's University
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-27

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Dr. Shane G Owens, ABPP, PhD
(631) 462-5554
283 Commack Rd., Ste. LL2
Commack, NY

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Mental Health Document Review
(631) 864-9554
368 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Commack, NY
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Bhaskar C Nayak
(631) 462-8636
283 Commack Rd
Commack, NY
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Marlene N. Kasman
(631) 368-5566
163 Townline Rd.
East Northport, NY
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Adelphi University
Credentialed Since: 1975-10-28

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Assessing Dementia Risk

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By James Keough

With the incidence of Alzheimer’s and dementia on the rise—in 2005 a panel of experts suggested cases worldwide would double every 20 years from the roughly 25 million cases then diagnosed—doctors and the general public alike would welcome a way to predict the likelihood of contracting the condition.

Recently scientists at the Aging Research Center in Stockholm, Sweden, developed a risk-factor score based on the study of 1,409 subjects whom they had first examined at around 50 years of age and then again roughly 20 years later. They found that high age, blood cholesterol, hypertension, obesity, and low education levels (less than 10 years) significantly predicted future dementia. The risk-factor scores ranged from zero to 15; middle-aged subjects with a score of 12 to 15 faced a 16.4 percent risk of dementia.

While the researchers stress the need for further refinement and validation of their methods, the high level of predictability in the risk-factor score highlights the importance of lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, staying fit, and keeping mentally active in middle age and beyond. With no cure for dementia or Alzheimer’s in sight, prevention remains the only available option for achieving a clearheaded old age.

Author: James Keough

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