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Introduction

The Broca-La Collégiale-La Rochefoucauld Department of Geriatrics was established in 1982. It belongs to Assistance-Publique Hôpitaux de Paris.  We provide expert clinical care for the most frail and complex patients. We conduct clinical research in ageing, with an emphasis on Alzheimer's disease. We teach geriatrics medicine to medical students, house staff, attending physicians, and other health professionals in University René Descartes Paris 5 (More).

Mission

The mission of the Broca-La -Rochefoucauld-La Collégiale group of hospitals is to:

  • Promote excellent clinical care for older persons that encompasses all settings of care
  • Provide special expertise in the care of the most frail and complex older patient
  • Conduct research on ageing in (1) Alzheimer's disease and related disorders including vascular risk factors and biological markers, psychosocial interventions for patients and caregivers, gerontechnology, (2) cardiovascular disease, (3) palliative care
  • Teaching geriatrics and gerontology to medical students, medical residents, geriatrics fellows, established physicians, and health professional trainees in other disciplines.

Patient care

Patient care includes: (1) two geriatric network teams one being in the community and the other in nursing homes (the objective of these teams is to help general practitioners in caring old persons), (2) an acute care team at the emergency room in Cochin Hospital, (3) Acute care hospitalisation devoted to the assessment and treatment of complex diseases in very frail elderly patients, (4) Rehabilitation care hospitalisation including physiotherapy, speech and occupational therapy. The aim is to enable patients to return at home. (5) Long-term hospitalisation is devoted to the management of patients, mostly with severe dementia or chronic disabilities that require intensive medical care. (6) Day care hospitalisation is mainly devoted to the assessment and caring of patient with Alzheimer disease or related desorders.

Education

Education encompasses teaching activities in geriatrics and gerontology to medical students, medical residents, geriatrics fellows, established physicians, and health professional trainees in other disciplines.

Research

Our geriatric department has an expertise in cognitive function evaluation and cognitive stimulation in Alzheimer’ disease for more 20 years. Our aim is to help patients suufering from Alzheimer’s disease to maintain their activities of daily living and quality of life as well as to help families and professionals in theirs tasks (More).

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