The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry provides comprehensive care for older adults with psychiatric illness. Services are provided through the Neuropsychiatric Hospital and through the Neuropsychiatric and Behavioral Health Services Outpatient Clinics.
Outpatient services include:
Inpatient services include:
Aging and Memory Research Center
The UCLA Memory and Aging Center is dedicated to improving quality of life through the alleviation of age-related memory loss. The Center performs advanced research designed to accelerate detection and intervention strategies to enhance brain health and memory ability. Located in the Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, the Center provides state-of-the-art cognitive and brain scanning assessments, programs for improving mental performance, and opportunities to volunteer for brain imaging and memory research.
Telephone Number: 310-267-1243
Geriatric Psychiatric Inpatient Unit
The Division of Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Program provides intensive evaluation and differential diagnosis of acute emotional and behavioral problems such as mood disorders, dementia, and psychoses.
The program's experienced interdisciplinary treatment team provides an assessment of the biological and psychosocial components of an older adult's illness, and a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan, including:
Family members are encouraged to participate in treatment and discharge planning. Assistance with placement is a part of each treatment plan.