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The Braceland Center for Memory & Aging

Established in 1987, the Braceland Center for Mental Health and Aging at The Institute of Living / Hartford Hospital, conducts research and education to improve the health and well-being of older persons.

There are a number of diverse research, evaluation, and education projects underway at the Braceland Center. Major areas of research address mental health issues and access, long term care and Alzheimer's disease, and health care quality and evaluation.

Mission & Activities:

  • Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, a public-private research partnership organized by the National Institute of Health. This 60 million dollar, five-year study is developing improved methods of tracking biomarkers and early changes associated with Alzheimer's disease and memory decline and has created a tremendous, publicly accessible database that is available to qualified researchers worldwide.
  • Conduct research and education aimed at improving health care of older persons.
  • Provide comprehensive assessment and treatment planning for persons with cognitive impairments and dementia.
  • Provide consultation to physicians and agencies caring for patients and families with dementia.
  • Improve access of persons with memory decline and their families to research trial participation
  • Collaborate with federal and state governments, local service and educational organizations to carry out research and evaluation projects.
  • Work in close partnership with The Institute of Living's clinical geriatric services.
  • Provide training to undergraduate and graduate physicians, nurses, social workers and other therapists.
  • Maintain affiliation with the Center on Aging at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.


Institute of Living Locations:

  • Institute of Living

    Institute of Living (IOL) is one of America's leading not-for-profit centers for comprehensive patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorders.

  • The Burlingame Center for Psychiatric Research & Education

    The Burlingame Center for Psychiatric Research and Education's mission is to promote excellence in clinical care through research and education.

  • Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

    The Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living, was founded in 2001. The mission of the Center is to be at the forefront of research in brain disorders.

  • Anxiety Disorders Center

    The Anxiety Disorders Center provides state-of-the-art treatments with proven effectiveness and conducts meaningful research on the nature and treatment of anxiety to educate mental health professionals in research and treatment.

  • The Braceland Center for Memory & Aging

    Established in 1987, the Braceland Center for Mental Health and Aging at The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital, conducts research and education to improve the health and well-being of older persons.

  • Family Resource Center

    The Family Resource Center (FRC) provides education, support, referral services, and treatment to persons or families dealing with a major mental illness.

  • Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    The Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provides state-of-the-art treatments with proven effectiveness and conducts meaningful research on the nature and treatment of anxiety to educate mental health professionals in research and treatment.

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The Braceland Center for Memory & Aging