Old Age Psychiatry

Geriatric psychiatry or psychiatry of old age focuses on the treatment of neurodegenerative, cognitive impairment, and mental disorders in people of old age.

Disorders managed by geriatric psychiatrists include:

  • Dementia (Mild cognitive impairment; Alzheimer’s disease; Vascular dementia, Parkinson’s disease)
  • Neuropsychiatric complications from stroke, multiple sclerosis
  • Late-life presentations of psychiatric disorders (e.g. Depression)