Dalhousie University


Research Personnel
Kenneth Rockwood, MD, FRCPC, FRCP

Geriatrician, Professor, and Director of Geriatric Medicine Research

  • Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer ’s Research
  • Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University
  • Staff Physician, Department of Medicine, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS.
  • Founder of DementiaGuide Inc., a web-based company

Office: 1421, Veterans’ Memorial Building
5955 Veterans’ Memorial Lane, Halifax, NS

Tel: (902) 473-8687 
Fax: (902) 473-1050

Email: kenneth.rockwood@dal.ca

Research Interests

  • Longstanding interest in clinical and epidemiological aspects of  frailty, delirium, and dementia.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Rockwood K, Mitnitski A. Frailty defined by deficit accumulation and geriatric medicine defined by frailty. Clin Geriatr Med. 2011 Feb;27(1):17-26.

  • Rockwood K, Rockwood MR, Mitnitski A. Physiological redundancy in older adults in relation to the change with age in the slope of a frailty index. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Feb;58(2):318-23.

  • Andrew MK, Rockwood K. Social vulnerability predicts cognitive decline in a prospective cohort of older Canadians. Alzheimers Dement. 2010 Jul;6(4):319-325.e1.

  • Rockwood K, Fay S, Gorman M. The ADAS-cog and clinically meaningful change in the VISTA clinical trial of galantamine for Alzheimer's disease. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Feb;25(2):191-201.



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