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The implications of a rapidly growing population of older adults on health care costs, housing, and public policy are well-recognized. The world of aging is at the forefront of innovation in the use of technologies to support independent living, maximized functioning, and improvements in cost, efficiency, and personalization of clinical care. This session focuses on exploring how the worlds of aging, technology, and mental health can intersect and what might be the most fruitful spaces to explore within this domain.future to lead us to a better understanding of mental health, the brain, and behavior.
This talk was part of the panel Digital Technology in Practice: Applications in Geriatric Health. The 2017 Technology in Psychiatry Summit, was sponsored by the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry on November 6-7, 2017, at the JB Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School.
Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, is the chief of the Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and medical director for Behavioral Health in the Center for Population Health Management at Mass General Brigham (formerly Partners HealthCare). Dr. Forester is an expert in geriatric psychiatry, specializing in the treatment of older adults with depression, bipolar disorder, and behavioral complications of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and has previously served on boards of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire.
Please visit mclean.org/itp to learn more about the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry.
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