Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry

Geriatric forensic psychiatrists are also trained in general adult psychiatry and may handle the full range of topics covered by forensic psychiatrists. In addition, they have specialized expertise regarding:

  • Mental disorders of elders
  • Evaluation of dementia
  • Elder abuse and exploitation
  • Undue influence
  • Testamentary capacity
  • Contractual capacity
  • Donative capacity
  • Evaluation of need for guardianship or conservatorship
  • Contested guardianships/conservatorships
  • Guardianship authority for DNR/DNI/end of life issues
  • Quality of care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Interviewing elders