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The world is aging. According to the World Health Organization , we can expect the over-60 population to double worldwide between 2015 and 2050. Considering 15% of these individuals struggle with some form of mental health disorder, and that neurological and mental issues account for more than 6% of...
Dr. Ana Trueba Yepez on why forgetfulness can be part of normal aging.
Drs. Stephanie Collier and Lydia Cho offer strategies for coping with dementia-related behaviors.
Dr. Brent P. Forester offers feedback regarding the results of a new Alzheimer’s disease drug trial.
Dr. Staci Gruber shares considerations older adults and their doctors should be aware of when using cannabis products.
It’s a fact of life that our brains change as we grow older, and as they do, we might notice some subtle differences in the way they work. Aging adults are often increasingly prone to misplacing items or struggling to recall something from the past, for example. These shifts are natural and pose no...
Watch Dr. Brent P. Forester explain how a new Alzheimer’s disease treatment is different than other Alzheimer’s medications.
Dr. Ipsit Vahia provides independent feedback to the results of a new clinical trial examining the effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction training and exercise for older adults.
Dr. Brent P. Forester offers feedback to report findings of a new experimental Alzheimer’s disease clinical drug trial.
Presented by Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, and Alexis Freedberg, MD , McLean Hospital – McLean Forum lecture
Dr. Ipsit Vahia explores a new paper that argues that older adults should be included in the clinical trials of psychedelic assisted therapy.
Watch Dr. Ipsit Vahia discuss the increase in older Americans willing to seek out mental health services since the start of the pandemic.
Dementia. The mere mention of cognitive decline is usually enough to send chills down the spines of older Americans and their family members. While there is broad recognition of the devastating impact of living with illnesses that include symptoms affecting memory and thinking, such as Alzheimer’s...
Dr. Brent P. Forester discusses McLean’s clinical trial studying a new, experimental Alzheimer’s disease medication.
Dr. Stephanie Collier helps launch a new newsletter focused on geriatric psychiatry.
Dr. Brent P. Forester warns that as the “baby boomer” population ages, the U.S. will see a rapid increase in the rate of individuals with neurocognitive disorders.
Dr. Brent P. Forester stresses the need for improved screening and reinforcement of care at the earliest stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Mounted on the wall in David’s room at an assisted living facility west of Boston is a small, white box. It emits a low hum, but otherwise, it is hard to know it is there. But, while people in the room may not notice the box, the box is noticing everything that goes on in the room. The box houses a...
Presented by James M. Wilkins, MD, DPhil , McLean Hospital – McLean Forum lecture
Presented by Olivia I. Okereke, MD, MS, Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Visiting Scholar Series