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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
In the Media: ‘I Miss Everything. I Miss Everybody’ – Depression Rates for Seniors Are Soaring Amid COVID-19
Dr. Ipsit Vahia cites an increase in the rates of depression and anxiety among older adults.
Dr. Brent P. Forester explores how leaving the workforce can trigger depression and other mental health issues in older adults.
On October 1, Ipsit Vahia, MD , took on the newly created roles of associate chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and director of Digital Psychiatry Translation at McLean Hospital. Previously, Vahia had been medical director for both McLean’s Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Services and...
Dr. Dawn E. Sugarman and others discuss the impact of alcohol use on older adults.
Presented by Yeates Conwell, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center In this talk, Conwell outlines special aspects of suicide in older adults, and the issues that make suicide in this population challenging to address. He provides a framework that conceptualizes the topic and suggests treatment...
Drs. Shelly F. Greenfield and Dawn E. Sugarman report on the increase in alcohol use among older adults.
Jenn talks to Dr. Ipsit Vahia. Ipsit discusses ways to improve mental health in older populations, conditions to be on the lookout for, and how mental illnesses appear in older adults. He also explains how using technology can improve the mental well-being of aging populations. Ipsit Vahia, MD , is...
Listen to patients from Dr. Brent P. Forester’s Alzheimer’s disease research project discuss their experience with new drug treatments.
“But I also feel hopeful that this attention, focus, and discussion about Alzheimer’s will bring about a lot of change.” – Dr. Brent P. Forester
Oftentimes as folks age, physical health concerns tend to overshadow mental health concerns. However, mental illnesses are common in older populations—and several studies have suggested that depression and anxiety are just as common as, if not more than, dementia later in life. Coupled with growing...
Rosalie Rudnick collected friends like she collected Caucasian rugs—easily, passionately, and in large numbers. “The world loved Rosalie,” said Mitch, her husband of 60 years. “She was charming and befriended everyone who came near her.” Even after Alzheimer’s disease robbed her of almost everything...
Dr. Ipsit Vahia and others review recent studies indicating that older adults may be withstanding the mental health strains of the pandemic better than other age groups.
Dr. Ipsit Vahia and other experts examine how older adults have withstood the stress of the pandemic.
Dr. Brent P. Forester and other experts examine misconceptions about mental health and aging.
Dr. Brent P. Forester and other experts detail the challenges of caring for someone who experiences dementia-related psychotic episodes.
Dr. Ipsit Vahia and others review the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine for older adults.
“Older adults seem to have handled the strain of the pandemic better than others and we believe that resilience is part of the reason why.” – Dr. Ipsit Vahia