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MIND Institute

A warm, inclusive environment devoted to healthy aging, brain fitness, innovative research and empathic support for people living with memory changes, Alzheimer’s disease or other neurocognitive disorders.

MIND Institute

A warm, inclusive environment devoted to healthy aging, brain fitness, innovative research and empathic support for people living with memory changes, Alzheimer’s disease or other neurocognitive disorders.

Mind Institute team

Visionary Care for Your Brain: Strategies, Treatment, Research and Support

Experience meaningful ways to enhance both mind and brain with the help of a dedicated team of experts.

Welcome to a place filled with people who believe in brain-healthy living, empathic diagnosis and management, and a strength-based approach to aging for individuals with changes ranging from mild memory loss to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurocognitive disorders.

There is purpose in our lives at every stage of aging, and we help MIND Institute members and their caregivers find joy in exercise, activities, therapy and each other.

Research-based strategies include one-on-one and small group sessions, stimulating activities to engage strengths and address challenges and a focus on hopeful, positive and action-based therapy.

Meaningful MINDs
An Innovative Approach to Brain Health

We serve the full range of individuals living with neurocognitive change, along with their circle of support. Our programs range from brain fitness assessments and activities to coaching on Alzheimer’s prevention and brain-healthy lifestyles, to caregiver support and training.

  • Neurocognitive assessment and management
  • Meaningful MINDs brain fitness programs
  • Alzheimer’s disease prevention and brain-healthy lifestyle coaching
  • Geriatric mental health services
  • Individual and group therapy
  • The latest in clinical research trials
  • Girsh social clubs for early-stage memory loss
  • Caregiver support and training
  • Community-based memory and healthy aging workshops

By the Numbers:

12

The number of clinical trials, in collaboration with pharmaceutical partners, currently underway.

1:1

The personalized care ratio of one caregiver to one patient used in the MIND Institute’s physical training program.

90%

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 the MIND Institute

Dr. Marc Agronin leads Miami Jewish Health’s MIND Institute, which provides a wide range of services for individuals with memory changes, Alzheimer’s disease, and all other neurocognitive disorders, along with associated mood and behavior disturbances. He is the driving force in the development of Miami Jewish Health’s EmpathiCareSM philosophy and the future EmpathiCareSM Village.

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Meet Some of Our Team

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Ricardo Castaneda

Director of Clinical Research

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Chrystine Kopcsik

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Maria Molina

Executive Assistant

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Research That Changes Minds

Led by Dr. Marc Agronin, a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist and recognized expert in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and geriatric mental health, clinical trials and research partnerships are actively changing the way we boost brain health and treat neurocognitive disorders.

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
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