The effective psychiatric care of older adults, especially those with serious mental illness and dementia remains a predominant challenge in current health care. This webinar will discuss how technology could advance clinical care in this those with serious mental illness and dementia, and explores issues around device ownership and access. Focusing on digital phenotyping in older adults with SMI, the talk will discuss how the latest research findings can be interpreted and applied for these patients. Case examples will focus on diagnostic use of new digital health tools to differentiate serious mental illnesses from dementia, with real world clinical examples. Finally use cases of apps and virtual reality for this population will be discussed.
Presenter: Ipsit Vahia, MD, McLean Hospital and McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry