Geriatric Psychiatry

Geriatric psychiatry, also referred to as old age psychiatry, is a specialist field of psychiatry particularly dealing with mental health concerns in old age.  At Memorycare, we provide specialised psychiatric consultations and services for individuals who may experience challenges in memory, mood and activities of daily living.  A consultation will include a thorough psychiatric assessment, with special attention to cognitive, emotional and functional coping.  The assessment aims to identify and address areas of concern that impact on the individual/family’s quality of life.  Common challenges often seen by our geriatric psychiatrist include:

  • Short term memory loss
  • Forgetfulness
  • Decline in daily functioning
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Delirium, confusion,  agitation