Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine


One of the main reasons the Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine can cite so many positive outcomes is its unique approach to care giving.

Medical professionals and specialists in the Section believe that effective treatment isn't always about curing, but rather about helping our patients and families to cope.

Part of the Geriatrics treatment philosophy involves keeping our patients active. We listen to them carefully, observing all the little things that could easily become big barriers further down the road. As an example, for a hospitalized older person it is devastating to finally return home, only to realize that he or she has been successfully treated for their disease but can no longer function or manage within their home environment. That's the point at which the expertise of geriatrics makes a difference.

Through using the programs and services of the Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, our patients learn that they can truly live their lives even with several medical conditions. People do, every day. All you have to know is 'how.'

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Non-Drug Treatments Show Promise for Preventing Cognitive Decline

Abstract: Cognitive and memory training and physical activity can help prevent declines in cognition among older adults according to researchers.


Older Adults Not More Distractible, Research Shows

Despite previous research suggesting that older adults are more distractible, new research shows they are no more distractible than younger adults when asked to focus their attention on their sense of sight or sound, or when asked to switch their attention from one sense to the other.



Wake Forest Baptist Named Center of Excellence in Geriatrics

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has been named a Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Training by the John A. Hartford Foundation. Wake Forest Baptist was one of the three centers recently selected from a field of 27 applicants for the $450,000 grants.

Location, not volume, of fat found to be key

A new study by medical researchers at Wake Forest University is adding to the evidence that it may be more important where excess weight is on the body than how much a person has.


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