Old Age Psychiatry Research Group

We seek to advance understanding of the biological and clinical measures influencing mental health in older individuals with the ultimate goal of improving prevention and treatment of age-related brain disorders and other issues regarding mental illness. Our focus is on neuropsychological and neuroimaging features of late-life affective and neurocognitive disorders, and the interplay between mental health and cognitive decline. Our group is also involved in research directed at health promotion and the role of welfare technology in improving the physical and psychological well-being of the elderly.


DEPDEM- Early identification of the cause of cognitive and behavioral impairment in the elderly; disentangling dementia from depression in late life
EMPATHIC - Empathic, Expressive, Advanced Virtual Coach to Improve Independent Healthy-Life-Years of the Elderly
Recording and Analysis of Diurnal Rhythm in Geriatric Psychiatry
PRODE - Analysis of data from the Prognosis of Depression in the Elderly study
KVALAP - Quality Register for Geriatric Psychiatry
ECT kvalitets- og forskningsregister
Litiumbruk og innleggelsesvarighet i alderspsykiatrien
COVID-19 bekymringer blant pasienter og personell ved en alderspsykiatrisk avdeling

Previous projects

User involvement

We are committed to involve users in as many aspects of our work as possible to inform the research process. Our projects are carried out in collaboration with the User Involvement Council at the Department of Old Age Psychiatry. 

Neuropsychological test lab

At the section we have established a neuropsychological test lab, where we perform neuropsychological assessment for clinical and research purposes. More about the test lab here: Nevropsykologisk testlab