Dr. Laura Gage is the Medical Director of the Geriatric and Neuropsychiatry Program at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores). She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Her research interests revolve around epidemiology of psychiatric illness in older adults and delirium. Dr. Gage is currently involved in a research project titled “Adapting the National Guidelines on the Assessment and Treatment of Delirium in Older Adults to Palliative Care Settings” looking at treatment for delirium in palliative care. The project is in collaboration with two Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funded by New Emerging Teams in Palliative Care and the Canadian Coalition of Seniors Mental Health (CCSMH). Dr. Gage is also the co-chair of a national committee for the “National Guidelines for Seniors Mental Health: Assessment and Treatment of Delirium”, a Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health initiative funded by Health Canada.
Current Research Projects:
Title: Adapting the National Guidelines on the Assessment and Treatment of Delirium in Older Adults to Palliative Care Settings
Investigators and Collaborators: Canadian Coalition of Seniors Mental Health and New Emerging Teams in Palliative Care
Funding: CIHR and CCSMH
Publications (formerly McCabe):
Corna, L., Gage, L., Cairney, J., & Streiner, D. L. (2010). Psychiatric disorders in later life: A Canadian perspective. In Cairney, J. & Streiner, D. L. (Eds.) Mental disorder in Canada: An epidemiological perspective. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.
Corna, L., Cairney, J., Herrmann, N., Veldhuizen, S., McCabe, L., & Streiner, D. L. (2007). Panic disorder in later life: Results from a national survey of Canadians. International Journal of Psychogeriatrics, 19(6), 1084-1096.
Cairney, J., McCabe, L., Veldhuizen, S., Corna, L., Streiner, D. L., & Herrmann, N. (2007). Epidemiology of social phobia in later life. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 15(3), 224-233.
Hogan, D., Gage, L., Bruto, V., Burne, D., Chan, P.,… Mokry, J. (2006). National guidelines for seniors’ mental health: The assessment and treatment of delirium. Canadian Journal of Geriatrics, 9(S2), 42-51.
McCabe, L., Cairney, J., Veldhuizen, S., Streiner, D. L., & Herrmann, N. (2006). Prevalence and correlates of agoraphobia in older adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 14(6), 515-522.
McCabe, L., Butterill, D., & Goering, P. (2004). Residential crisis units: Are we missing out on a good idea? Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 23(1), 65-74.