The Aging Brain Center
The Aging Brain Center focuses on detecting, preventing and ameliorating cognitive impairment and on collecting research information on aging and the brain.
Mental Health and Aging
Intellectually-stimulating activities and physical exercise could reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Click here to learn more about our research on Activities and Alzheimer's disease. Our researchers also study the risk factors, course and consequence of the most common causes of psychological stress experienced by older adults, including depression and anxiety.
Experts continue to examine multiple factors that influence bone health, OP treatment, foot disorder, arthritis, nutrition and compile information on aging and musculoskeletal diseases.
Committed to helping families and caregivers learn how best to care for patients with end-stage Alzheimer's disease. Palliative care seeks to relieve suffering by controlling pain and other symptoms that interfere with daily activities.
Quality of Care & Health Care Standards
Social scientists at the Institute are reviewing aging facts and how they affect the care of seniors by conducting studies that examine how well seniors are cared for across a wide spectrum of environments, including acute-care hospitals; post-acute, short-term care; long-term care and community-based settings.
Syncope & Falls (SAFE)
One the most difficult aging facts is the increase in falls by seniors. This department takes full advantage of the multi-disciplinary resources of IFAR faculty along with partners at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston University and Harvard Medical School to address the problems of falls and provide information on aging related falls.
For more aging facts and background on the Institute for Aging Research, see our aging research home page.