Marc Agronin

Marc E. Agronin, MD is a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist and author of the acclaimed book How We Age: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Growing Old (2011) and its sequel The End of Old Age: Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life (2018). He joined the staff of Miami Jewish Health (MJH), Florida’s largest not-for-profit long-term-care provider, in 1999, serving as the director of mental health services and the founding director of the memory center and Alzheimer’s clinical research program.

Diseases & Conditions

Stay Sharp

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia stand out as the most feared health conditions that can strike as we age. But…


Live a More Purposeful Life as You Age

The aging brain has a lot going for it. You can be more productive and creative than ever before…


Depression and Seniors: Are You Getting the Right Care?

If you think that depression is a normal part of aging or that it can’t be remedied, read this now.


Cognitive Assessments: Are You Being Shortchanged?

Annual wellness visits are supposed to include a cognitive assessment for Alzheimer’s disease. But only one-fifth of patients are getting one.


Your Brain Works Worse During One Half of the Year

You’re able to concentrate and remember better in summer and fall, according to a new study. Here’s what that means for you…


For a Healthier Brain, Go Dancing!

Exercise has long been considered a smart way to keep you brain healthy. Which exercise is best? It’s dancing—and here’s why…


Aging’s Enriching Experience

Hosted by Sarah Hiner, President, Bottom Line Inc. Acclaimed author and one of America’s leading geriatric psychiatrists, Dr. Marc Agronin, discusses his new book, The End of...


Overcoming Ageism in America

Dr. Agronin discusses how society “gets it wrong” when it comes to its approach (and acceptance) of an aging culture.


Old People Are the Most Creative

Dr. Agronin discusses the evolution of aging and how you can experience an evolving, not eroding, life.


5 Steps to Finding Your Purpose

Dr. Agronin discusses how you can age successfully by finding your purpose and taking the five critical steps toward a more meaningful life.


What’s Causing This Inappropriate Laughter?

A good belly laugh feels good. But when a person laughs (or sobs) at inappropriate times or can’t seem to stop, it may signal a serious condition.


The Downside of Bucket Lists

Maybe it’s time for bucket lists to kick the bucket. In early 2008, The Bucket List, a movie about a…


It May Not Be Alzheimer’s After All

People joke about having the occasional “senior moment,” but the humor partly deflects an unsettling concern: What if this memory…


Put an End to Those Negative Stereotypes About Old Age

"Old age" gets a bad rap. But the fact is, there are significant benefits that come with growing older. Here's how to make sure you get them...


5 Things You Believe About Aging That Are Wrong!

Don’t Buy into These stereotypes Old age is often portrayed as a time of loneliness, depression and significant cognitive decline.…