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Let’s Talk About Aging with Dr. Brent Forester


On today’s episode, Trevor shares the new way that he incorporates exercise into his daily routine.

Then Dr. Brent Forester, chief of McLean’s Division of Geriatric Psychiatry (15:24), joins us to discuss the need to get people talking about the Alzheimer’s epidemic. He also talks about addressing behavioral complications in older adults. Brent shares a bit about his groundbreaking research project on the effects of ECT on people with dementia.


– McLean Hospital is the leader in Alzheimer’s and dementia resources and research (22:26)

– How music helps with memory retention (32:54)

– McLean is using synthetic marijuana as one avenue of battling dementia (01:01:37)


– McLean Researchers Lead ECT Study for Alzheimer’s Patients With Aggression:

– Study Examines How Sensitivity to Emotions Changes Across the Life Span:

– A Landmark Law Hopes to Improve Alzheimer’s Care in Mass.:

The McLean Hospital podcast Mindful Things is intended to provide general information and to help listeners learn about mental health, educational opportunities and research initiatives. This podcast is not an attempt to practice medicine or to provide specific medical advice.

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