Elder Care Research at the Polisher Research Institute

Aging Research from our Gerontology Research Center

As a gerontology research center that develops elder care resources, the Polisher Research Institute helps improve the quality of life of seniors through the testing of groundbreaking concepts in the care of older people. In particular, the elder care research of PRI focuses 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?

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