The Geriatric Psychiatry Section’s mission is to improve the mental health and well-being of older adults through innovative translational neuroscience and health care services research, through the education and training of clinicians and future leaders in the field of geriatric mental health, and through direct patient care. Late life is a time of transitions, with increased vulnerability to losses and illnesses that can lead to problems in memory and other cognitive abilities, emotion, and behavior. Our goals are to identify the nature and causes of these common problems, to use the most advanced treatments to help restore mental health, and to discover strategies to enhance resilience against the distinctive stressors of late life.
Under the direction of Dr. Steven Arnold, the Section for Geriatric Psychiatry and the Penn Memory Center together comprise an interdisciplinary center dedicated to aging and Alzheimer’s Disease.
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