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Geriatric Care

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MaineGeneral's geriatric specialists provide evaluation and treatment of problems that are unique to older people, including:

  • Memory problems
  • Depression
  • Falls and unsteadiness
  • Poor nutrition
  • Problems with self-care
  • Complex chronic medical conditions


Recognizing the need for specialized services, the Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program offers doctors special training in geriatric care through a Geriatric Fellowship program. In addition to this program, all MDFMR residents receive specific training in the care of older adults during their three-year residency.

Our geriatric physicians are closely linked to MaineGeneral's Alzheimer's Care Center in Gardiner and our two long-term care facilities, MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long Term at Gray Birch and MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long Term Care at Glenridge.

The care of older adults with chronic problems is a highly collaborative process and your primary care provider (PCP) is central to this collaboration.

There are many geriatrics-specific problems which your own PCP can diagnose and treat very well. MaineGeneral's Geriatrics Evaluation Clinic serves as a resource to you through consultation. Your provider may refer you for consultation or may talk with a geriatrician for guidance or to decide if consultation is necessary.

2016 MaineGeneral Annual Geriatrics Symposium

Join us at the Alfond Center for Health (ACH), 35 Medical Center Drive, Augusta, on Oct. 6, 2016 to learn about, and work with colleagues, on the implementation of best practices for dementia care. To learn more about symposium, please contact Karen Garcia at (207) 626-1151 or by e-mail at karen.garcia@mainegeneral.org.