The mission of the Aging Brain Center is to conduct cutting-edge research which will improve daily functioning and quality of life for older persons. This will be accomplished by bringing together investigators from across disciplines at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hebrew Senior Life, the greater area and beyond to broadly examine the mechanisms for cognitive decline, and develop and test strategies for prevention and treatment of cognitive decline. Collaborations will be developed with experts in the fields of geriatrics, gerontology, epidemiology,neurology, neuroscience, neuroimaging, neuropsychology, psychology, psychiatry,anesthesiology, sociology, behavioral sciences, health economics, and health policy to better understand the scope of cognitive decline and its impact on the individual, family and society.
The Aging Brain Center was established with an endowment, which also established the Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair in Alzheimer's Disease, held by Dr. Sharon Inouye. Our project funding is primarily from the National Institutes of Health and private foundations.