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Can Technology Improve the Mental Health of Older Adults?

As we age, many circumstances can contribute to declining mental health. Medical conditions, medications, psychological experiences like grief, and social stressors, including isolation, often play a role. Cognitive decline, frailty, and fall risk are among the unique risk factors for mental health...

Using New Technology to Track Senior Health

Mounted on the wall in David’s room at an assisted living facility west of Boston is a small, white box. It emits a low hum, but otherwise, it is hard to know it is there. But, while people in the room may not notice the box, the box is noticing everything that goes on in the room. The box houses a...

Telemedicine Is Here To Stay

Call it the great technology experiment of 2020-2021. In just days, McLean—along with most other mental health care providers—transitioned from delivering care almost entirely in person to treating a majority of patients via videoconferencing or phone. “We had been baby-stepping our way toward...

McLean Hospital and GrayMatters Health Awarded a BIRD Foundation Grant

GrayMatters Health, a digital therapeutics start-up company, announced that the BIRD Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation awarded a grant to McLean Hospital and the company to develop a novel solution for the therapy of major depressive disorder (MDD) with anhedonia...

McLean Embraces Telemedicine

In the chaotic early days of the pandemic, when federal and state regulators lifted a variety of legal barriers to telemedicine services, McLean Hospital programs raced to provide telemedicine to all levels of care Within two weeks, McLean pivoted to telemedicine, with 100% of outpatient and partial...