Psychiatry for the Elderly

This group has programmes of activity in the psychopathological and psychosocial aspects of mental disorders in late life, particularly the dementias, depression and anxiety; suicide and self-harm; screening for depression in palliative care; assistive technologies for dementia (with the Trent Dementia Services Development Centre); and clinical trials of service developments in collaboration with the NHS, in particular Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

The group are also part of a collaboration of UK centres involved in the design and execution of large-scale independent clinical trials in dementia (MADE http://public.ukcrn.org.uk/search/StudyDetail.aspx?StudyID=14866, RADAR http://public.ukcrn.org.uk/search/StudyDetail.aspx?StudyID=15071, AFFECT http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/vasculartrial ).

Together with the Department of Genetics, and colleagues from Loughborough, Warwick and Aston, this group forms part of the recently-established Midlands Centre of the Alzheimer’s Research Trust’s national Network of dementia research groups.

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