MaineGeneral's geriatric specialists provide evaluation and
treatment of problems that are unique to older people, including:
- Memory problems
- 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
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.
They also provide consultation to primary care physicians and
We offer geriatric evaluations to assess dementia. These are done
by a geriatrician and a social worker/nurse. We send a detailed
report to each patient's primary care physician and make
recommendations for treatment.
We also provide help to family members with education and support
To arrange a geriatric evaluation, call 626-1564.