Old Age Psychiatry - KCL

In this podcast series, we will be talking to members of the Department of Old Age Pyschiatry at King’s College London. We will be keeping up to date with the latest research in Dementia and ageing brains. From recent scientific publications to paradigm shifts in what we know about ageing, this is your one - stop shop to discover what researchers are currently working on in the field of Old Age Psychiatry.

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Episodes

Tuesday Jul 12, 2022

In this week's episode, we are talking to Dr Mariia Bocharova about her PhD research exploring mechanisms of late life depression and the progression from these symptoms to Dementia. We explore mechanisms such as changes in brain structures and volumes, changes in neurocognitive domains that are key in late life depression and cognitive impairment and also the role of inflammation. 

Tuesday Jun 21, 2022

In this next episode, we are talking to Miguel Vasconcelos Da Silva about his PhD exploring Apathy in Dementia. We also discuss research exploring the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic in care homes, particularly the impact on staff and how they managed throughout this time. We also talk about the iWheld project, which enables training for care home staff to care for residents with dementia during unusually challenging times.

Wednesday May 18, 2022

For Dementia Awareness Week, we are talking to Prof. Dag Aarsland, head of Old Age Psychiatry here at King's College London. Prof. Aarsland talks to us about the importance of biomarkers in diagnostic research of dementia, his experience working in the field over the last 30 years and his aims to inform care for memory service users and clinicians in exciting new research projects! 

Wednesday May 04, 2022

Welcome to the first episode of the OAP podcast! Today, we're talking to Dr Ta Wei Guu, a psychiatrist from Taiwan. He'll be telling us about how light can affect the sleep-wake rhythms in care home residents and how this can affect Behavioural and Psychological symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). Ref: https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.5712

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