psychogeriatric

psychogeriatrics

[sahy-koh-jeer-ee-a-triks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the psychology of old age.

Origin:
1965–70; psycho- + geriatrics

psychogeriatric, adjective
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psychogeriatric (ˌsaɪkəʊdʒɛrɪˈætrɪk)
 
adj
1.  Technical (of an older person) no longer in touch with everyday realities; exhibiting delusions; mentally incompetent
 
n
2.  a.  offensive a confused old person
 b.  an impersonal label for a patient, as a unit, requiring institutional services appropriate for a mentally disordered old person

psychogeriatrics (ˌsaɪkəʊdʒɛrɪˈætrɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) med Compare geriatrics the branch of health care concerned with the study, diagnosis, and sometimes treatment of mentally disordered older people

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