Christopher Nadeau (pictured in center) is the Executive Director of New York Memory Center; a nationally recognized community based non-profit organization providing innovative approaches to care for adults and their caregivers living with a memory disorder. Mr. Nadeau has a background that includes Mental Health and Non-profit Administration, Health Psychology, Public Health Policy and Health Education.
Mr. Nadeau received a M.S degree from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, and a United Way Senior Fellowship at the City University of New York, Baruch College School of Public Affairs. Mr. Nadeau focuses his attention on the development of new methods of providing secondary and tertiary preventative care for adults in need of Social Adult Day Care, and in the provision of support services for caregivers. He serves on Committees for the National Coalition on Aging Health Promotion Institute, New York State Adult Day Services Association, Brooklyn Caregiver Resource Committee, and is a Board Member of SUNY/Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center.
Previously, Mr. Nadeau was a consultant to the nursing home industry, carrying out palliative care education, and assisting in the analysis of the New York State Health Care Reform Act of 2002. He is an expert in the area of Palliative Care, having spoken at various national, regional and local conferences; his efforts seek to educate health professionals on the importance of up-streaming palliative care principles earlier in the trajectory of chronic care treatment. Additionally, he was a Policy Analyst with the National Mental Health Association where he supported a 12 State cross-disability coalition on preserving access to psychotropic medications.
Mr. Nadeau served as a Congressional Aide in the U.S. House of Representatives 106th Congress where he assisted with advocacy efforts in support of the Norwood/Dingel Patient Bill of Rights.
Mr. Nadeau is the co-author of “Penny Wise and Pound Foolish: Restricting Access to Psychotropic Medications. A State Advocacy Guide,” published by the National Mental Health Association. He is a regular contributor to the blog, NYC Senior Care.
Christopher will be speaking on the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America teleconference, April 12, 2012, on “The Benefits of Adult Day Services and Cognitive Testing.”
Christopher spoke during the New York State Senate Committee on SAGE Commission Round Table (at approx. 58 min in the video).
Input to the AFA effort for a national Alzheimer’s Disease plan