The Memory Disorders Assessment Clinic specializes in the evaluation, treatment, and follow-up of outpatients who have mild-to-moderate memory impairments. During two to three half-day sessions, patients receive thorough psychiatric, neuropsychological, psychosocial, and neurological evaluations. Diagnostic and treatment recommendations are discussed with the patient, care providers, and family members as appropriate.
SAGE: Successful Aging through Group Engagement is an enhanced outpatient program for older adults with major depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and adjustment disorders. SAGE offers a variety of short- and long-term group therapies as well as individual therapy. Medication consultation and management can be provided if indicated.
The Older Adult Clinic provides full evaluation and treatment to older adults with an array of psychiatric conditions who do not require hospitalization. Diagnostic evaluation, psychotherapy, and medication evaluation and management are available to help patients cope with problems, such as depression, anxiety, substance misuse, or difficulty with managing losses and transitions.
Whether you are entering the Older Adult Clinic, the Memory Disorders Assessment Clinic, or SAGE: Successful Aging through Group Engagement, the goal of the Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Services is to provide outpatients with a tailored treatment plan that will allow the individual to address symptoms while remaining independent at home or in the community.
We focus on diagnostic assessment, individual and group therapy, and medication evaluation and management as appropriate. Our multidisciplinary team of expert clinicians and support staff have chosen geriatrics as their specialty and pride themselves on providing compassionate and efficient care. We work together to collaborate with patients and families to provide first-class treatment.
Research into causes, cures, and symptom reduction is a crucial aspect of older adult care. Our programs utilize care models and treatments based on clinical and neuroscience research, including cutting-edge studies conducted by investigators in McLean’s Geriatric Psychiatry Clinical Research Program.
Our research is exploring ways to slow down disease progression of Alzheimer’s disease, potential treatments for behavioral complications of Alzheimer’s dementia (such as agitation, anxiety, sleep disorders, and mood disturbance), as well as aspects of depression and bipolar disorder, memory loss, and more. Patients may be asked to join in our studies as research subjects. Study participation is voluntary, and declining does not affect access to care.