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Home » Psychology » Services » Geriatric Psychology Services

Geriatric Psychology Services

Specialized services for older adults are available for cognitive and memory assessment, depression, anxiety, grief, caregiver stress, adjustment to medical conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's, cardiovascular illness and other conditions more frequently experienced by older adults. The Early Cognitive Change Clinic for Older Adults is a specialty clinic for assessment and assistance with age-related, mild cognitive impairment, and is offered at the St. Boniface Hospital. Consultations regarding difficulties with sleep or pain are also available. Services are available on an outpatient basis. Personal Care Home consultations are also provided. Older adults can also be referred to Clinical Health Psychology adult services for anxiety, depression, sleep and other psychological services as described elsewhere on this site.

Key Provider(s)

Dr. Lesley Koven
St. Boniface Hospital
Victoria General Hospital

Dr. Colleen Millikin
St. Boniface Hospital
Health Sciences Centre

Dr. Lorne Sexton
St. Boniface Hospital

Primary Referral Site

St. Boniface Hospital
Phone: 204-237-2979
Fax: 204-237-9243


Referrals are generally processed within 6 to 12 weeks (patients will be notified of longer wait intervals should they occur).

Referral process

Referrals from health care professionals are required. Click here for referral information.

Links to other resources

Canadian Psychological Association fact sheets on effectiveness of psychological treatments are available at

Fact sheet topics of relevance to older adults include:

  • Arthritis
  • Cognitive disorders and dementia
  • Chronic Pain among Seniors
  • Dementia in Seniors
  • Depression among Seniors
  • End of Life
  • Environmental Adaptations to Dementia
  • Grief in Adults
  • Insomnia
  • Physical Activity, Mental Health, and Motivation
  • Physical Activity