The Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital aims to maximize the quality of life and daily functioning of older adults with mood disorders and neurodegenerative illness. We accomplish these aims by advancing our understanding of the relationship between neuropsychiatric illness and cognitive impairment in later life, and by testing novel therapeutics for slowing the progression of dementia and reducing the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. We also strive to integrate opportunities for participation in clinical research studies within the inpatient and outpatient programs of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry.
Offering patient access to novel therapeutics through clinical research opportunities.
Developing evidence-based protocols for pharmacological and behavioral interventions for the neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia and the assessment of caregiver impact.
Advancing current understandings of the etiology of neurocognitive disorders and psychiatric illnesses in later life and testing novel therapeutics.