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Aging, if it's not your issue, it will be.
What is geriatrics?
Geriatricians are specialty trained doctors to meet the unique needs of older adults. Geriatricians, along with their team-members in allied health, prevent, manage, and develop care plans that address the special needs of seniors.
Purpose of the Department of Geriatrics
- To educate about normal aging and geriatric syndromes.
- To discover new ways to prevent or slow aging & age-dependent conditions.
- To provide clinical service to older adults with functional impairments in cognitive, psycho-social and physical conditions.
To Age Beyond Expectations
- Extend our health span
- Combat age-dependent diseases
- Improve recovery processes from acute illnesses
- Reduce late life disability
- Improve quality and lower costs of senior healthcare
- Translate biology of aging into clinical interventions
- Caring For All
- Do Things Better
- Inquiring Minds
- Team Work
- 3/2015: ND Medicine: Bridging the Healthcare Generation Gap
- 1/9/15: Jurivich is founding Gilbertson Distinguished Chair of Geriatrics
- 12/20/16: Travels Beyond the Sheyenne National Grassland
Did you know that North Dakota's population is the second oldest in the nation behind Rhode Island?
UND defines "elderly" as 70 years old and older.
According to the CDC, ND has the highest incidence of Alzheimer Disease in the US.