Geriatric Medicine Research

Geriatric Medicine Research (GMR) operates under the umbrellas of the Centre for Health Care of the Elderly at Nova Scotia Health, 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 adults across levels of frailty and those who live with dementia.

Our team is comprised of a core group of experienced clinician scientists and researchers 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 administrators, analysts, associates and assistants. A number of talented postdoctoral fellows, medical students and graduate students also learn from and work 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

The GMR team actively collaborates with colleagues and teams at Dalhousie and Nova Scotia Health, as well as research groups throughout Canada and the world.

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.