Geriatric Medicine Research

Geriatric Medicine Research (GMR) operates under the umbrellas of the Centre for Health Care of the Elderly at the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), and the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University.

Our goal is to improve the care and quality of life for older people across levels of frailty and with dementia.

Our team is comprised of a core group of experienced clinician scientists and research investigators who are recognized nationally and internationally as leaders in research on frailty, aging, and dementia. Their work is supported by a dedicated team of skilled research administrators, analysts, associates and assistants. A number of talented postdoctoral fellows, medical students, graduate and undergraduate students also learn and carry out their own research with our group.

Our researchers and staff have a broad range of research interests that reflect our interdisciplinary approach to the complexity of aging, and the diverse nature of geriatric medicine, including:

  • frailty and deficit accumulation
  • dementia and cognitive dynamics
  • social vulnerability
  • exercise, physical activity and sedentary behaviour
  • delirium
  • patient-centered outcomes

GMR has on-going collaborations with many groups within the Dalhousie and NSHA communities, and also with colleagues and teams across the province, across Canada and internationally.

Disclaimer: This site does not profile all research carried out by faculty members in the Division of Geriatric Medicine.  Please refer to individual faculty profiles for more information.