Improving the lives of those impacted by memory disorders

At Hebrew SeniorLife we take a holistic approach to health care. We focus on wellness, which extends beyond physical health to include emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
And because no two individuals are alike, we take a person-centered approach, tailored to meet the goals for care of each individual we serve. We bring this same philosophy to care planning in our new Center for Memory Health at Hebrew SeniorLife.

For individuals who are experiencing symptoms of cognitive impairment and their families, determining a course of action can be challenging. Where do you turn for diagnosis, education, treatment, services, and care coordination? Understanding, evaluating, and navigating complex and fragmented services can be difficult. At Hebrew SeniorLife we are working to solve this dilemma.
Backed by our deep experience serving seniors and affiliation with Harvard Medical School, our new Center for Memory Health offers an integrated approach to support and delivery of services that addresses the needs and preferences of those who are experiencing symptoms and their families, as well as clinicians who need to refer to specialized services.

Who We Serve

The Center for Memory Health currently provides services to seniors who live at a Hebrew SeniorLife campus—as well as to their family members and primary caregivers. We will extend our services to the greater community in the future.

Our care services are available to seniors with:

  • No symptoms of cognitive decline
  • Early, undiagnosed symptoms of cognitive decline
  • Diagnosed dementia
  • Advanced-stage dementia

We also offer services to family members of any age who are seeking support to help a person living with cognitive symptoms.

What We Offer

We offer a complete spectrum of services and initiatives, including:

  • A 90-minute in-person visit with one of our memory health managers
  • A personalized care plan developed with the referring physician
  • Follow-up phone calls or in-person visits to make sure the plan is implemented or modified as needed
  • Educational materials including referral to local collaborators and community groups.
  • Opportunities for participation in research through HSL’s Institute for Aging Research and other programs.

Center for Memory Health Leadership

Gary Epstein-Lubow, M.D., Medical Director of the Center for Memory Health at Hebrew SeniorLife
Dr. Lubow brings nearly 20 years of academic and clinical achievements to his role as medical director of the Center for Memory Health. He is associate professor of psychiatry at Brown University and he previously served for nine years as the assistant unit chief for inpatient geriatric psychiatry at Butler Hospital in Providence, RI.

To learn more about Hebrew SeniorLife’s Center for Memory Health, please contact:
CMH@hsl.harvard.edu
617-363-8600

Make a Gift

Broad, high-impact initiatives like the Center for Memory Health are possible only through the generous involvement of visionary donors. We seek philanthropic partners who are motivated to help support this effort to ensure seniors with memory disorders—and those who love and care for them—enjoy the best possible quality of life.

Make a donation online to support the Center for Memory Health, or contact:
Katelyn Quynn
KatelynQuynn@hsl.harvard.edu 
617-363-8295

Teresa Lisek
TeresaVLisek@hsl.harvard.edu 
617-971-5788