Definition of psychogeriatrics in US English:


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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’