The Memory Doctor

You may as well call him The Memory Doctor.

Dr. Nathan Herrmann is a memory disorders specialist in the field of mental health in the aging, including dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and suicide. He is an affiliate scientist/researcher in the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program at Sunnybrook.

He has been referred to as “a remarkable teacher and clinician with encyclopaedic knowledge and a breadth of experience in his field.”

There are very few like him who specialize in geriatric psychiatry in Canada and around the world.

As baby boomers get older and enter their senior years (the “silver tsunami”), dementia and mental health disorders will become even more pervasive.

In The Memory Doctor blog series, Dr. Nathan Herrmann will share his expertise about memory problems in the geriatric population, through regular brief posts on the topics of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and mental health.

Tube feeding and end-stage dementia

Question: Can people with dementia forget how to eat? Answer: In the final stages of dementia, usually around the time when patients are no longer...

Travelling with dementia

Question: My husband has Alzheimer’s disease. Is it safe for him to travel? Answer: This is always a difficult question for me to answer. For some...