The Geriatric Psychiatry program at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient care for adults with severe memory disorders or other neuropsychiatric disorders of aging. We offer a comprehensive memory assessment and treatment services through the Vanderbilt Memory and Aging clinic. Our geriatric specialists consult with both inpatient hospital services and long-term-care facilities to create a treatment plan that is right for you and your unique needs..
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Why Choose Geriatric Psychiatry at Vanderbilt
- Coordinated care
Many older adults with severe memory issues also have other medical problems. Our doctors work closely with experts in other medical disciplines to create a care plan that meets your individual needs. We also work with your primary care doctor to review your records and coordinate any advanced care you may need.
- Advanced care
As part of an academic medical center, we are leaders in caring for the most complex conditions. Our commitment to research means that you receive the most current, advanced treatment available.
- Seamless care, adult to geriatric
Adult patients with long-term psychiatric issues such as depression may need geriatric care later in life. Older patients sometimes develop medical issues, such as stroke, that require psychiatric help. We work with your doctors to create care plan that meets your unique health goals and needs.
- Knowledge and experience
Our doctors have extensive experience diagnosing and treating severe memory disorders. Our depth of experience translates into expert, comprehensive care for you.
Our researchers are dedicated to developing new and more effective approaches to care. We not only apply the latest research, but also pioneer some of the latest innovations. You may have access to treatments before they are widely available.