Andrew studied medicine at University College London before undertaking core and old-age psychiatry training in North London. He completed an MSc in psychiatric research before beginning a Wellcome Trust funded PhD fellowship at UCL. He has a particular interest in social functioning in dementia, and is currently using large longitudinal research studies to look at changes in social engagement in relation to cognitive decline.
Andrew Sommerlad reviews a new systematic review and meta-analysis and asks: Can two questions identify depression in older people?
This is the second in a new series of Mental Elf blogs produced in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry.[read the full story...]
Andrew Sommerlad writes his debut blog on a comparison of the prevalence of dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012.[read the full story...]