Research Programs at the Institute for Aging Research


Research Programs

The Aging Brain Center:
Aging Brain Center will focus on the detection, prevention and amelioration of cognitive impairment. 

Musculoskeletal:
Experts continue to examine multiple factors that influence bone health, OP treatment, foot disorder, arthritis, nutrition and other Musculoskeletal diseases.

Palliative Care:
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 in IFAR are involved in 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.

Mobility & Falls:
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. 

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