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Helping Older Adults Manage Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias


Jeff talks to Dr. Brent Forester about dementia and other cognitive disorders that are often found in older populations. They discuss the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, how to navigate treatment and support a loved one living with these conditions, and some of the current research going into the future of dementia care.

Brent Forester, MD, MSc, has served as the chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and medical director for Dementia Care and Behavioral & Mental Health Population Health Management for Mass General Brigham. His research has focused on novel treatment approaches to manage the disabling behavioral complications of dementia, such as agitation and aggression.

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