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Published Thursday, June 21, 2012
Mission Statement The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry is a national association representing and serving its members and the field of geriatric psychiatry. AAGP promotes the mental health and well-being of older people through professional education, public advocacy, and support of career development for clinicians, educators, and researchers more»
Published Thursday, June 21, 2012
Laurie Boore, MD The summer brings about many transitions for trainees. Some are rising up to the next level in training while others are graduating from their training programs. Transitioning to practice after training is one of the most exciting, yet one of the most ambiguous, times in a trainee’s life. As AAGP member-in-training Alex Threlfall, MD, more»
Published Thursday, June 21, 2012
AAGP President Paul D.S. Kirwin, MD With July 1st around the corner, we have the opportunity to rekindle our commitment to mentoring new fellows, residents, medical students and trainees from diverse disciplines. We have vested interests in cultivating an interest in geriatric psychiatry, yet the privilege and impact of mentoring is far broader than the more»
Published Thursday, June 21, 2012
Gig Vorgan and Gary Small, MD In the opening to their new book, AAGP member Gary Small, MD, and his wife Gigi Vorgan describe a familiar scenario to many geriatric psychiatrists in which a minor memory lapse prompts concerns about a more insidious memory disorder. As the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease increases, more and more individuals are more»
Published Thursday, May 3, 2012
Bethesda, MD, May 2, 2012 – The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry has entered into an agreement with Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, to publish The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (AJGP) beginning in January 2013. "We are extremely pleased to be entering more»
Published Monday, April 23, 2012
Adopted by the Board of Directors of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry in April 2012 There are circumstances in which it is appropriate to prescribe antipsychotic medications to persons with dementia. AAGP is currently working on a more comprehensive background document to support this statement.
Published Wednesday, April 18, 2012
April 18, 2012 Attention: RFI on Suicide Prevention National Institute of Mental Health 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7136 MSC 9635 Bethesda, MD 20892-9635 Dear Colleagues: The American more»
Published Monday, April 16, 2012
The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry agrees with the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that more needs to be done to protect those in nursing homes during times of disaster. The OIG recently issued a report, titled “Gaps Continue to Exist in Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness and Response During more»
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