Diseases and Conditions

diseases and conditions

Caring for patients with multiple, complex health problems is a specialty. Whether an older adult recovering from a stroke or a young patient with a traumatic brain injury, each patient has unique physical, mental and social needs. Understanding and meeting those individual needs is the singular focus of the J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging and Rehabilitation.

To provide the most advanced care in our community, the Sticht Center has gone outside the traditional boundaries of medical treatment. As a matter of fact, it is the only facility of its kind that offers geriatric medicine, rehabilitation, and psychiatry services all under one roof.

The Sticht Center is the Only Facility of its Kind—All Under One Roof

Despite "the roof" we don't look at our Center as a building, but rather a complete system of comprehensive care. Our philosophies, treatment and research touch people throughout the nation, not just the patients within our walls.

Some of the diseases and conditions that affect older adults are listed below.  Follow the links to in-depth information provided by BestHealth, a unique program from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.


Breast Cancer
Colon Cancer
Lung Cancer
Other Cancers
Prostate Cancer

Cardiovascular Disease

Congestive Heart Failure
Heart Attack
Heart Disease
High Blood Pressure 
High Cholesterol

Cognitive Conditions

Alzheimer’s Disease

Joints and Bones

OsteoarthritisRheumatoid Arthritis
 Joint Pain 

Neurological Diseases

Parkinson’s Disease



Sight and Hearing

 Age-Related Hearing Loss
 Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD or AMD)

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence 

Diagnostic Procedures

Bone Densitometry


Quick Reference

Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric Administration
Geriatric Clinic
Geriatric Research
Elder Law Clinic

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Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.