MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health
A warm, inclusive environment devoted to healthy aging, cognitive fitness, innovative research, and empathic support for people living with memory changes, Alzheimer’s disease, or other age-related neurocognitive disorders.Contact Us
Cognitive Care for Any Age at Any Stage
Built and led by Dr. Marc Agronin and his 25+ years of expertise and experience in geriatric psychiatry, MIND Institute specializes in a very “hands-on” holistic approach based on our EmpathiCare℠ model. We provide cognitive care planning, social services, and support not only to our patients, but also to their loved ones and caregivers as well.
For people struggling with memory decline, or those who just want to keep their minds healthy as they age – we are here to help.
Visionary Care for Memory Loss & Cognitive Health
Designated by the State of Florida as an official Memory Disorder Clinic, MIND Institute is here for the full range of individuals living with age-related neurocognitive change, as well as their family members and caregivers. Miami residency is not required to be a patient – you can travel in from outside the city, and telehealth options are also available.
Our memory disorder clinic’s services include the evaluation and management of neurocognitive disorders, caregiver support, clinical research, and memory coaching that’s focused on hopeful, positive, and action-based therapy.
Outpatient Assessment and Management
We provide clinical diagnostic assessments for aging individuals who either have concerns about changes in their neurocognitive abilities, or who have an established impairment and are looking for re-assessment and cognitive care planning.
Caregiver Support & Case Management
Helping caregivers is a big focus of what we do at MIND Institute. We offer one-on-one counseling sessions, a caregiver support group, and when necessary, extensive case management for those with greater need.
This unique brain fitness program is designed to engage, enhance, and celebrate cognition, mood, and behavior in those with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. We conduct an assessment to identify a participant’s strengths and challenges across nine key domains. Participants then engage in regular one-on-one sessions of stimulating, fun, and meaningful activities with a MIND coach.Download Meaningful MINDs one-page overview
Girsh Cognitive Enrichment Program
In this memory training program for individuals with mild to moderate cognitive impairment, participants meet twice per week for two hours for lunch and stimulating programing such as music & art therapy and museum visits. Participants are asked to provide a donation for each semester they attend.Download Girsh Cognitive Enrichment one-page overview
Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic
The goal of our Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic is to help people with minor neurocognitive changes through a structured, evidence-based program to assess their risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, benchmark their current neurocognitive health, and provide customized lifestyle coaching for reversal or mitigation.Download Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic one-page overview
Clinical trials and research partnerships are actively changing the way we boost cognitive health and treat memory disorders. MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health has been a leading center for the latest, state-of-the-art experimental treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and associated conditions for more than 20 years.
You or your loved one may be eligible to participate after meeting the following criteria:
- Individual has mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease
- Individual is age 50 to 90+
- Individual has an involved caregiver
MIND Institute by the Numbers:
The number of clinical trials, in collaboration with pharmaceutical partners, currently underway.
The personalized care ratio of one caregiver to one patient used in the MIND Institute’s physical training program.
The number of residents and patients currently enrolled in MIND Institute programs.
Marc E. Agronin, MD
Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health and Chief Medical Officer for MIND Institute
Dr. Marc Agronin leads Miami Jewish Health’s MIND Institute. He is the driving force in the development of Miami Jewish Health’s EmpathiCare℠ philosophy and the future EmpathiCare℠ Village.read more
Meet Some of Our Team
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Manager Clinical Research
Why Choose MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health?
The approach to dealing with memory and other cognitive changes typically begins with an evaluation that focuses on diagnosis of a disease, followed by prescribing treatment and making referrals to other therapeutic and social services that assist with care. Often, the patient is defined by the disease and the tasks prescribed to address it.
We believe that there is purpose in our lives at every stage of aging.
MIND Institute starts with the same evaluation, but follows up with a hands-on approach that focuses on each patient and caregiver as real individuals. We spend more time working with you or your loved one, emphasizing individual needs and the delivery of therapeutic and social services. Our EmpathiCare℠ philosophy is that being with the patient and family, and our relationship with them, is as important as what we are doing for them.
Additionally, Miami Jewish Health has options available for MIND Institute patients who need assisted living accommodations specifically designed for memory care.
"Thanks to Dr. Agronin's care and the therapy he prescribed, we were able to take Marcia to the Florida Panthers game tonight. It was something I never thought we could pull off. My family is forever grateful for your efforts."
"I felt like I was failing in life. I wanted to get my mind refocused, so my doctor recommended this place. I want to communicate better with people. A lot of people are content with staying the way they are, but I’m not. I know I’ll never get back to where I was, but I want to be close. That’s important to me. I want to stay focused and know what’s going on."
"I come here because I have a problem with my short-term memory. I read a lot, but I need to memorize more. When I work with the staff, they are very caring. This program saves people, not only because we have memory problems, but it also helps with isolation. Older people are very isolated, and they try to make us feel more enlightened."