Montefiore Geriatrics: Pioneering Treatments
for the Aging Brain and Body
The latest U.S. Census data show the number of American adults age 65-years or older continues to soar. Between 2012 and 2016, the expectation is that this population will more than double from 43.1 million to 92.0 million. Many within this population are or will be managing complex neurocognitive disorders—including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, dementia, memory loss and more.
The Division of Geriatrics at Montefiore continues to forge new frontiers aimed at uncovering and offering the most innovative and integrative approaches available to help our patients manage the physical and mental challenges associated with aging.
We've improved patients' access and understanding of treatment options by taking steps to:
- Join forces with our Albert Einstein College of Medicine—one of the nation's premier centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation—and its Institute for Aging Research to develop integrative approaches to managing the physical and mental challenges associated with aging.
- Secure more than $20 million in National Institutes of Health grants to support research on mobility, frailty and diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. As part of the Longevity Genes Project, our researchers are working to uncover when the seeds of neurodegenerative diseases start and why certain brain cells are vulnerable to premature death, information that could lead to new drug therapies and advanced treatments. Led by Nir Barzilai, MD, this groundbreaking project has been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, as well as on NPR.
- Broaden our multidisciplinary approach to care with the Center for the Aging Brain, which capitalizes on the Integrated Divisions of Cognitive & Motor Aging in the Department of Neurology and Geriatrics, and the Department of Medicine. The Center offers treatments based on advanced research and studies into the aging brain, serving as a one-stop shop for comprehensive care for illness and quality-of-life issues associated with aging to address our patients' neurocognitive and medical, physical and mental health conditions. Learn more about outcomes for our first year by reading the full study, in the American Journal of Geriatrics.
Primary care and consultations are provided for older adults admitted to Montefiore at the patient's or physician's request.
For more information, take a moment to explore our Web site further, meet our physicians or call 866-633-8255.