We have several dedicated multidisciplinary programs aimed at understanding and treating disorders that affect older people. These include:
Center for Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory Disorders
The Memory Center uses a comprehensive approach to identify all possible causes of memory loss or behavior change. Our geriatricians collaborate with the University of Chicago Medicine's psychiatry and neurology teams to diagnose and manage memory disorders associated with aging.
Older patients with challenging arthritis problems are seen by a UChicago Medicine physician who is board-certified in both geriatric medicine and rheumatology.
We created our SOCARE clinic (Specialized Oncology Care & Research in the Elderly) to anticipate and address the specific needs of elderly cancer patients and cancer survivors. The SOCARE clinic is unique in Chicago. It is staffed by board-certified physicians with expertise in geriatric medicine, geriatric oncology and palliative care.