Elder Care Research at the Polisher Research Institute

Aging Research from our Gerontology Research Center

As a gerontology research center developing elder care resources, the Polisher Research Institute helps improve the quality of life of seniors by testing groundbreaking concepts in the care of older people, with a special emphasis on those living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Key questions of interest include: How can long-term care providers improve the quality of the last stages of life? Which emerging technologies and innovative programs can best enhance care provided to persons with dementia?

The Institute routinely partners in collaborative efforts with universities, research organizations and other aging research centers, and providers. Recent projects include collaborative efforts with University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, Thomas Jefferson University, University of Louisville, VAMC and I.D.E.A.S.