The Late-Life Schizophrenia Clinic (LLS) provides psychiatric consultation and treatment when needed for:
patients who have had schizophrenia or a related disorder since an early age and are now age 60 or above
patients who develop a psychotic disorder late in life.
Integrated Care Pathways (ICPs) provide a framework for individualized and group evidence-based interventions that may include the following based on comprehensive cognitive and functional assessments:
Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy
An individual or group therapy that can help address psychoses or insomnia
Cognitive Behaviourial Social Skills Training (CBSST)
An evidence-based group therapy that has been developed to improve social function in clinically stable older patients with schizophrenia or a related disorder. The groups meet once a week and the course of therapy is typically for 18 weeks.
Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT)
An evidence-based intervention designed to improve abilities such as working memory, cognitive flexibility, attention and planning, as well as improve social functioning.
The interprofessional team also has a number of special interests related to late-life psychosis including: brain imaging, genetics, and assessment of patients not on any antipsychotic or on more than one.
Contact: (416) 535-8501, extension 33448
Location: Outpatient Services: 1st floor, Labatt Wing, Intergenerational Wellness Centre, 80 Workman Way, Queen Street Site between Shaw Street and Ossington Avenue