Psychiatry and psychotherapy of the elderly is an additional area of expertise within psychiatry and psychotherapy. It is closely linked to other specialist fields, particularly geriatrics.

In conjunction with other medical specialties, psychiatry and psychotherapy of the elderly promotes and administers measures that will safeguard and improve the mental health and quality of life of the ageing population.

Doctors who are specially trained in this field work on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders and diseases that specifically occur among the elderly. This includes diagnosing and treating elderly patients who have impaired cognitive function, memory disorders, behavioural disorders and dementia.

Mentally ill elderly patients and their environments are expertly monitored and supported, and the ageing process is taken into account during care and treatment from a biological, psychological and social perspective.  

Why choose Hirslanden


Psychiatry and psychotherapy of the elderly is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our psychiatry and psychotherapy of the elderly specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


Contact us – we are happy to help you!