Cognition and Healthy Brain Aging

Cognition and Healthy Brain Aging

Kirk Daffner, MD, Chief, Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at BWH, explains what changes people can expect in their cognitive abilities as they grow older. He also outlines steps people steps people can take to promote and preserve cognitive health throughout life. 

The Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, composed of specialists in behavioral neurology, neuropsychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychology, and social work, offers care for patients experiencing difficulties with cognition, emotion, perception, or behavior as a result of neurologic disorders such as Alzheimer disease or other types of dementia, cerebrovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, head trauma, attentional disorders, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and tumor.


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Brigham and Women's Physician Resource Center

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Kirk Daffner, MD

Chief, Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology

Kirk R. Daffner, M.D., is the director of the Center for Brain-Mind Medicine and chief of the Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and the J. David and Virginia Wimberly Professor of ...