Marc Agronin, MD is a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist who has served since 1999 as the medical director for mental health and clinical research at Miami Jewish Health Systems (MJHS), Florida’s largest long-term care institution. He is also an affiliate associate professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Read More >
TODAY Show with Dr. Marc Agronin
Dr. Agronin offers an exploration of the aging process as we currently understand it, including a positive perspective on how certain strengths such as wisdom, creativity, and maturing emotions can increase not in spite of age, but because of it.
Is aging only about decline and loss? Too often we lose focus of the many strengths we can gain as we grow older. Dr. Agronin will present the expansive thinking of Gene Cohen and others who propose stages of increased human potential as we age, and discuss how we can get there.
Dr. Agronin takes a look at how we aged in the past (going back to antiquity), how we age today based on current aging research, and how we will age in the future based on changing demographics and potential scientific breakthroughs.
Alzheimer’s disease is at epidemic proportions and growing in the world today, and devastating our economies as the most expensive illness. What is our current understanding of this modern day scourge and what treatments are on the horizon?
How does the aging process affect our personalities? How does mental illness change as we get older? In a talk aimed primarily at a mental health audience, Dr. Agronin explores how normal functioning and psychopathology are shaped by age-related forces in both positive and negative directions.