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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 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, sponsored by the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry on November 6-7, 2017, at the JB Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School.
Dilip V. Jeste, MD, is a geriatric neuropsychiatrist who specializes in successful aging, neurobiology of wisdom, as well as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in older adults. He is the senior associate dean for healthy aging and senior care at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is the director of the Stein Institute for Research on Aging and the Hartford Center for Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry, as well as the newly launched UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging, a unique, multi-professional center breaking the traditional silos of academic disciplines by bringing together best scientists from varied professional backgrounds such as engineering, technology, pharmacy, gerontology, social science, arts, and humanities to work collaboratively on different aspects of aging.
Please visit mclean.org/itp to learn more about the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry.
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