Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, is an expert in geriatric psychiatry specializing in the treatment of older adults with depression, bipolar disorder, and behavioral complications of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. He is Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and medical director for Behavioral Health in Population Health Management at Partners HealthCare. A member of the Board of Directors and current secretary/treasurer of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, he recently completed service as a board director and chair of the Medical Scientific Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire.
Dr. Forester’s research focuses on using brain imaging techniques and careful clinical assessment to better understand the causes of depression and bipolar disorder in later life and to identify promising new targets for effective treatments. He also studies novel treatment approaches to manage the common behavioral complications of dementia, such as agitation and aggression.
Articles Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc has written
Depression Screening for All Adults Deserves a Thumbs Up
At Partners HealthCare, we’ve made it a priority to integrate behavioral health care into our primary care practices, particularly through population health management programs. In this post, Dr. Brent Forester, who heads up these efforts, explains the important role of screening primary care patients for mental health condition...