Definition of psychogeriatrics in English:

psychogeriatrics

plural noun

  • treated as singular The branch of health care concerned with mental illness and disturbance in elderly people, particularly those who have suffered distress as a result of moving into an institution.

    • ‘I really do see Psychogeriatrics as an area of specialist practice that spans both mental health and aged care but currently attracts support from neither.’
    • ‘Each old person has their own view on the value of autonomy and on the approach of death, and there is an ethical dimension to most management decisions in psychogeriatrics.’

Pronunciation

psychogeriatrics

/ˌsīkōˌjerēˈatriks/