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Prof Gill Livingston
Division of Psychiatry
6th Floor, Maple House, 149 tottenham Court Road
  • Professor of Psychiatry of Older People
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Research Themes
Research Summary

Caregivers of people with dementia-prevalence of psychological ill health, determinants, interventions, coping strategies

End of life care in care homes

Agitation and neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia

Drug trials in dementia

Multidisciplinary teams in chronic diseases esp memory clinics

Ethnic elders -prevalence of mental health problems,access to services

Neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia- prevalence and management

Elder abuse in dementia- prevalence, detection, determinants, management, views of elder abuse.
RCTs for cognitive symptoms of dementia

Quality of life in dementia -psychometrics and determinants

Depression in dementia- prevalence, covariates and management

THE LASER-AD study: The course and determinants of Alzheimer's Disease- vascular risk, succesful ageing; anxiety, depression and coping for carers, effect of antipsychotics in AD; neuropsychiatric symptoms-prevalence and natural history; depression and exercise in AD, quality of life in AD.

Successful ageing in cognitive adversity

Incapacity and carers making choices in dementia
Teaching Summary
I am course organiser for year 2 of the MSc in psychiatric research.
I teach epidemiology and use of research instruments in MSc in psychiatric research
I supervise masters projects and PhDs. I teach on the MRCPsych course.
Academic Background
  AXZ Incomplete CV To be updated
1981 MB.ChB Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine/Surgery University of Glasgow
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