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Geriatric & Memory Center

The Broadlawns Geriatric and Memory Center is dedicated to assisting patients who are dealing with memory loss and age-related health concerns.  The Broadlawns Geriatric and Memory Center offers services for geriatric patients in need of medical care, and they also provide resources for social work and counseling. The center conducts clinical research and was founded by Dr. Robert Bender.  The experienced medical staff of Broadlawns Geriatric and Memory Center also includes Dr. Yogesh Shah and Sandra Scholten, FNP-BC.

Healthy Aging

The Broadlawns Geriatric and Memory Center specializes in providing compassionate care for older patients who are experiencing age-related or complex medical conditions including:

  • Memory loss
  • Multiple medical conditions
  • Psychological and Social concerns
  • Frequent falls
  • Incontinence
  • Wandering
  • Depression
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Decline or lack of independent functioning
  • Osteoporosis

If you or an elderly loved one is dealing with complex healthcare needs, our Geriatric and Memory Care providers are here to assist you.  The staff has extensive experience working with patients facing dementia, osteoporosis, and other age-related considerations. Our emphasis is to improve an elderly patient's health,well-being and quality of life. Our experienced providers complete a comprehensive review of a patient's medical history, medications, nutritional plan, physical impairments, home environment and any other influences that contribute to overall health and well-being. We assist our patients with setting realistic healthcare objectives that can be achieved in a dignified and respectful manner. We are also available to assist with palliative care and developing a plan for addressing end-of-life issues.

Clinic Hours

Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call: 515-282-5700

Geriatric and Memory Center Medical Providers include:
Robert Bender, MD
Sandra Scholten, FNP-BC
Yogesh Shah, MD, MPH, FAAFM

1801 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50314-1597 | Phone 515-282-2200 | Fax 515-282-3589
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