In ‘The End of Old Age,’ Dr. Marc Agronin challenges Americans
By Sally Abrahams, Aging and Caregiving Writer
Dr. Marc Agronin, a geriatric psychiatrist, may be best known for his Alzheimer’s work. Or, perhaps it’s the press he has gotten for helping to develop the first of its kind four-acre memory care village on the campus of Miami Jewish Health Systems.
Agronin, 52, works half-time seeing patients, most of whom are in their 80s and 90s. The rest is devoted to running a memory care center and overseeing a clinical research and a behavioral health program at Miami Jewish Health Systems.
And then there’s writing articles — he’s a contributor to The Wall Street Journal — and books. His latest, and ninth, The End of Old Age, was released this week.
Next Avenue recently spoke to Agronin during his down time (commuting home at the end of the day):