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Stephen L. Read, MD
Geriatric & Forensic Psychiatry









(All Correspondence)
1621 West 25th Street
PMB #255
San Pedro, California 90732





(All Appointments)
2566 Overland Avenue
Suite 500B
Los Angeles, California 90064





Phone (310) 521-9747

FAX (310) 521-8112
E-mail: ReadSMD@aol.com;













            Present Position:


   Private Practice, Psychiatry, Geriatric and Forensic Psychiatry; from March 1985.


Dr. Read has maintained a private practice for more than thirty years, in parallel with his academic, research, and institutional commitments.  From his practice, he has a direct experience in the full spectrum of care settings of elders—home and community, assisted living, skilled nursing, and inpatient psychiatric care.  Currently Dr. Read limits his practice to outpatient settings, with an especial emphasis on forensic geriatric matters.   He has been retained in more than 1100 cases and has qualified to testify in federal and multiple state courts on a full range of issues related to his professional expertise in geriatric psychiatry.


   Health Sciences Clinical Professor (currently Level 3), Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, July, 2006-present.


Dr. Read actively participates in the productive Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry based at UCLA and West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center and is proud to have been recognized by the fellows themselves for these efforts.  Dr. Read’s forensic focus has involved the initiation and the development of a curriculum in Forensic Geriatric Psychiatry for the Fellowship. 


            Previous Positions Held:


   Staff Psychiatrist, Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Health Care System:  From August, 1995 to April, 2014 (half-time):


As attending psychiatrist in the outpatient clinics at WLAVAMC, Dr. Read contributed to the core clinical teaching program of the UCLA/VA fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry.  In addition, Dr. Read consulted at VA in clinical matters involving older patients, particularly regarding issues of competence and capacity and he chaired a Task Force that developed VA policy for the management of unbefriended patients who lack decision-making capacity.


   Staff Psychiatrist, Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Health Care System (5/8 time): 

o   Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (Gardena and Los Angeles Clinics) and Los Angeles Air Force Base. May, 1997 to August, 2004.

o   Associate Director, UPBEAT Program, VAMC, West Los Angeles June 1994 to May 1997.

o   Director,  Inpatient Neurobehavior Unit and Staff Geropsychiatrist, Nursing Home Care Unit, July, 1984--October, 1987  

   Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, October, 1995--2006: 

o   Attending Psychiatrist, Mild Cognitive Impairment Clinic, July, 2000—June 2001

o   Attending Psychiatrist, Mood Disorders Clinic, 1998-2004

   Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, January, 1988—June, 2006.

   Geropsychiatric Consultant, John Douglas French Center for Alzheimer's Disease, June, 1994--January, 1995

   Medical Director, John Douglas French Center for Alzheimer's Disease (3951 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, CA  90720), October, 1987--June, 1994

   Psychiatric Consultant, Mission Lodge (Skilled Nursing Center for Alzheimer's Disease), San Gabriel, CA, July, 1995—January, 1999

   Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles,  November, 1984--January, 1988

   Consulting Psychiatrist, Geriatric Day Hospital, Century City Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, January, 1986--November, 1987




September, 1966-December, 1968: Rice University, Houston, Texas

January, 1969-December, 1971: Bachelor of Science,  College of Agriculture, University of

             California, Berkeley;    Major: Conservation of Natural Resources

1972—Research Assistant, International Pacific Halibut Commission, Seattle, Washington and

             Vancouver, British Columbia

March, 1973-June, 1974: University of Washington, Seattle

            Postgraduate studies in biochemistry and genetics

September, 1974-June, 1978: Medical Doctor

                        Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

July, 1978-June, 1979: PGY I, Internal Medicine

            Presbyterian Medical Center, Denver, Colorado

July 1979--June, 1981: PGY2-3, Dept of Psychiatry,    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

July, 1981-June, 1982: Chief Resident, (PGY4), Dept of Psychiatry, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center,              Torrance, CA

July, 1982--June, 1984: Fellow, PGY5-6; Psychogeriatrics & Neurobehavior,

            Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

            UCLA School of Medicine/VAMC West Los Angeles


LICENSURE:   Physician & Surgeon, California, September, 1979, #40920


BOARD CERTIFICATION:   by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology:      


            Competence in Psychiatry, April, 1987

            Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry, May, 1991, re-certified 2001 and 2011

            Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry, June, 1999, re-certified 2009




Community Service:


o   Scientific Advisory Board, John Douglas French Foundation for Alzheimer's Research, 1987-present

o   External Advisory Board, Alzheimer's Disease Center, University of Southern California/University of California, Irvine, 1994-1999

o   Scientific Advisory Board, Alzheimer's Association, Orange County, January, 1991-July, 1995 

o   LPS Task Force, Southern California Psychiatric Society, 1996-1997 and June, 2008 to present.

o   Elder Financial Abuse. Presentation to the California State Senate Sub-Committee on Aging. Robert Kennedy Medical Center, Hawthorne, CA November 3, 1999

o   Legal Aspects of Elder Abuse and Exploitation.  Presentation to a Workgroup of the California State Senate Subcommittee on Aging & LTC (Chair:  John Vasconcellos),
Sacramento, CA, November 19, 2003

o   Medical Scientific Advisory Board, Alzheimer's Association, California Southland Chapter, January 1, 2008—December, 2013.

o   Multiple presentations to Bar Association groups on issues of elder capacity, elder financial abuse, testamentary capacity, financial elder abuse.


Professional Organizations and Scholarly Societies:


o   American Academy for Psychiatry and the Law

§  Member, Committee on Geriatric Psychiatry and the Law

o   American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry

o   American Geriatrics Society

o   American Medical Association, and California and Los Angeles County

o   American and California Psychiatric Associations, and Southern California Psychiatric Society

o   American Association for the Advancement of Science

o   Physicians for Social Responsibility


Editorial Services:


            American Journal of Psychiatry

            American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

            International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

            Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Editorial Board, 1993-1995)


Consulting Activities: 


o   Consultant to the California State Bar concerning revision of probate code, June, 1995--November, 1995

o   Community Advisory Board, LivHome, a home care agency of Southern California, January 2001—present

o   Attorney General of Pennsylvania in re:  American with Disabilities Act (ADA), in Pennsylvania Protection and Advocacy vs. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2003-2006.

o   Attorney General of California in re:  Laguna Honda (San Francisco City/County Long-Term Care Facility), 2008-9.

o   Motion Picture Television Fund—Wasserman Campus, 2012




o   Appeared on CBS "Good Morning America" re: the needs for specialized long-term care for patients with Alzheimer's Disease, 1988.

o   Named in Best Doctors in America:  Pacific Region, 1996-1997 by Woodward/White Inc., Aiken, South Carolina and cited in "Los Angeles Magazine," 1996

o   Quoted in magazine re: evaluation and imaging in elders with cognitive impairment, Time,  September, 2001

o   Named as “Super Doctor” in Forensic Psychiatry, 2011.

o   Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, 2011




January, 1986:  Veterans Administration Research Advisory Group

            Low Choline Flux:  A Trait for Dementia of the Alzheimer Type?--Principal Investigator

July, 1985: French Foundation for Alzheimer Research

            Intraventricular Bethanechol for Dementia of the Alzheimer Type--Principal Investigator

1988-1993: Principal Investigator for therapeutic drug trials for memory disturbance in Alzheimer’s              Disease




Forensic Practice in Geriatric Psychiatry, Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico, February 11, 2014


“Retiring:” Is that Really the Goal? 

NexGen, Azusa-Pacific University, December 3, 2013


Dad, Can I Have the Car Keys?—The Onset of Incapacity; Ethical Pitfalls for Counsel and the

Options.  39th Annual Trust and Estate Conference, USC Gould School of Law

November 22, 2013


Impaired Medical Decision-Making in Older Patients:  A Symposium

            American Academic of Psychiatry and the Law

            San Diego, CA, October 27, 2013


Physicians and Decision-Making Capacity

            Tuum Est:  Leading Edge Medicine

            University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, October 3, 2013


Curriculum in Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry:  The UCLA Experience

            American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, Training Directors Conference

            March 14, 2013


Who Can Speak for the Unbefriended, Incapacitated Medical Patient?

            Southern California Bioethics Council, January 17, 2013


The Case of the Dementing Millionaire.

            American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Montreal, Canada, October, 26, 2012


Capacity and Mental Illness Issues

            Hoarding Forum 2012, County of Los Angeles-Deparement of Mental Health Older Adult System of Care, Los Angeles, June 26, 2012


Four Year Sustained Response to Actos in Early Alzheimer’s Dementia: A Case Report

            American Academic for Geriatric Psychiatry (Poster Presentation)

            Washington, DC, March 17, 2012


AMA Discharge for the Incompetent, Unbefriended Patient? For Symposium

American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law, Boston, MA, October 28, 2011


Forensic Training in Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

            American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX, March 18, 2011


Life Issues in Later Years

            Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Sept. 14, 2010


When Things Fall Apart:  Bitter Conflict in End-of-Life Care

            American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, Savannah, GA, March 8, 2010


Probate Conservatorship for the Seriously Mentally Ill

            Roundtable on Involuntary Treatment, LPS Task Force, Orange, CA, June 3, 2009


Dementia and Capacity

            Symposium on Incapacity (Keynote Speaker)

            Boise, Idaho, March 20, 2009


Dementia and Capacity

            Elder Law Committee of American College of Trust

 and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

            Palm Springs, CA, March 6, 2009

Aspects of Dementia and Elder Financial Abuse; Continuing Education of the Bar

            Los Angeles, CA  July 24, 2008

            San Diego, CA   August 1, 2008

            Irvine, CA  August 7, 2008


Wills and Legacy:  Don Quixote and Modern Times

            Creativity & Madness.  Barcelona, Spain, April 10, 2008


Hoarding Behavior in the Elderly: Diagnostic and Capacity Issues.

Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, GLAVAHCS. Los Angeles, January 18, 2007


Capacity In the Elderly: Financial and Contracting. For Real Estate Fraud in the Elderly.

Sepulveda VA GRECC Conference. San Pedro, CA, October 26, 2006


Hoarding Behavior in the Elderly (poster). UCLA Conference on Aging, June 20, 2006


Capacity and Influence: Gero-Psychiatry Update. South Bay Bar Association, Probate Section.

Torrance, CA; November 16, 2005


Capacity and Influence:  Gero-Psychiatric Update. Santa Monica Bar Association,

            Probate Section.  Santa Monica, CA  November 10, 2005


Assessment of Capacity. For Geriatric Medicine Symposium, SCAN Health Care Plan;

            Palm Springs, CA; September 10, 2005.


Behaviors Associated with Excess Cholinergic Activity in Humans with Dementia (poster)

Conference on Neural Control of Behavior, UCLA, February 5-7, 2004


Vulnerability to Undue Influence in NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) (poster)

           American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, San Antonio, TX,  October 18, 2003


Capacity and Undue Influence:  Review of DPCDA-related concepts and future directions

            Southern California Association of Psychiatry and the Law

            Rosemead, CA, June 14, 2003


Undue Influence and Executive Functions, Clinical Aspects

            Southern California Council of Elder Law Attorneys, Encino, CA, June 11, 2003


Geriatric Psychiatry:  A Critical Element to Sustain Elders in the “Least Restrictive Setting”

            Professional Fiduciary Association of California, Irvine, CA  May 2, 2003


Testamentary Capacity: An Epidemic Issue

            Southern California Council of Elder Law Attorneys, Encino, CA, February 12, 2003


Undue Influence, Frontal Lobes, and Executive Function

            American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Newport Beach, CA, October 25, 2002.


Psychiatry and Long-Term Care. UCLA Seventh Annual Review of Psychiatry. October 12, 2002


Assessment of Capacity, Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)

            Beverly Hills, CA, March 5&6, 2002 and Los Angeles, March 15, 2002


Psychiatry and Long-Term Care. UCLA Sixth Annual Review of Psychiatry, October 19, 2001


Memory and Aging: Alzheimer?s, Other Dementia and Regional Brain Dysfunction.

International College of Applied Kinesiology-USA,       Palm Springs, CA, June 24, 2000


Research in Different Settings (A Symposium):  Summer Research Institute in Geriatric Psychiatry,

              American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry/NIMH, Los Angeles, July 27, 1997


Informed Non-Consent vs. Incapacity--Ethical Decision Making for the Elderly

            Annual Review of Geriatric Medicine, Marina del Rey, CA, January, 1997


The Impact of Depression on Outcomes of Medically Ill Elderly            

            California Psychological Assn, Pasadena, CA, November 9, 1996


The Road to Diagnosis [of Alzheimer's Disease]: Initial Signposts

            Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, CA, November 2, 1996


Falls in Long Term Care: Significance, Assessment, & Prevention

            Golden State Care Center, Chatsworth, CA, October 14 & November 12, 1996


Alcohol and Substance Abuse (in the Elderly),

            Board Review Course for Added Qualifications Exam, Santa Monica, CA, October 4, 1996


Key Ethical Issues: Views from a Researcher

            Challenges in Geriatrics, Manhattan Beach, CA, May 31, 1996


Treating Anxiety, Depression, and Alcohol Abuse in the Primary Care of Older Adults

            Challenges in Geriatrics, Manhattan Beach, CA, May 31, 1996


Mental Status Assessment, Faculty Development in Clinical Geriatric Assessment

            UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, April 24, 1996


UPBEAT!: Psychogeriatric Care to Improve Healthcare Outcomes in Ailing Elderly Veterans

            American Society on Aging, Anaheim, CA, March 18, 1996


Psychiatric Case Studies, Geriatric Medicine Review, UCLA School of Medicine, January 20, 1996


Longitudinal Management of Behavior Disorders

            Alzheimer's Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA , November 3, 1996


Advanced Psychopharmacology

            Geriatric Medicine Review, UCLA School of Medicine, January 20, 1995


Issues in Long Term Care [for patients with Alzheimer's Disease]

            Alzheimer Association of Los Angeles/UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Center

            Los Angeles, November 6, 1994


Facilitation of Advance Directives for Dementia Patients in LTC

            American Society on Aging, San Francisco, March, 1994


The Experience of Dementia, Friends of Caregivers Symposium, Long Beach, February 4, 1994


Longitudinal Behavior Management in Dementia

            Alzheimer Association of Los Angeles/UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Center

            Los Angeles, November, 1993


SPECT in Dementia, Western Society for Nuclear Medicine, Vancouver, BC, Oct, 1993


Hierarchic Dementia Scale for Cognitive Deficits in LTC           

            American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, May, 1993


SPECT in Dementia: Clinical and pathological correlation. 

            American Academy of Neurology, San Diego, May 1992


Depression in Alzheimer's Disease

            American Psychiatric Association, Washington, D.C., May 1992


Colloquium on Gero-Psychiatry Fellowship Program

            VA Western Region (in San Francisco), February 1992


Correlates of Caregiver Burden

            International Alzheimer's Disease Association, Amsterdam, Sept, 1991


Atypical (Dementia) Syndromes, American Psychiatric Association, New Orleans, May 1992


Experimental Treatments for Dementia:  A Review

            American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, San Diego, CA, February, 1990 


Behavioral Disorders in Alzheimer's Disease: Depression is Uncommon

            French Foundation for Alzheimer Research, Los Angeles, Oct, 1989 


SPECT in the Differential Diagnosis of Dementia

            American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, May, 1989 


Intraventricular Bethanechol in Alzheimer's Disease,

            Southern Illinois University, Springfield, March 1988


Psychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer's Disease

            John Douglas French Foundation Symposium, September, 1987


Intraventricular bethanechol for Alzheimer Disease:  A dose-response study. 

            Neurology/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Dartmouth College, October, 1986   


Intraventricular bethanechol for Alzheimer Disease: A dose-response study. 

            John Douglas French Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, June, 1986          


Preliminary report of IVBC for Alzheimer Disease

            American Psychiatric Association, Washington, D.C., May, 1986


Toward a treatment for Alzheimer Disease

            Federation of Western Neurological Societies, San Francisco, February, 1986 


Choline uptake:  A familial trait?, John Douglas French Foundation, Los Angeles February, 1985   


Delusions in the older patient,    Hospital and Community Psychiatry, Denver, October, 1984


Dementia and neurosyphilis, American Geriatrics Society, Denver, May, 1984


Treatment decisions in cognitively impaired patients

            Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, Nov, 1983 


Family members as decision-makers in subjects with dementia:  A basis for informed consent?

            American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Portland, Oct, 1983    


Informed consent in research subjects with dementia: A symposium

            American Psychological Association, Anaheim, CA, August, 1983       


Postgraduate training in geriatric psychiatry:  A cross-cultural perspective

            American Psychiatric Association, Los Angeles, 1983  




1. Miller MH, Read SL, Bajwa B. Treating postpartum psychosis: An interaction born of hope.  Roche Report: Frontiers of Psychiatry, December, 1980.


2. Read SL. Catatonia in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 1983;44:343-344


3. Jarvik LF, Read SL, Mintz J, Neshkes R.  Pretreatment orthostatic hypotension in geriatric depression:  Predictor of response to imipramine and doxepin. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology 1983;3:368-372


4. Stuller A, Bell K, Read S, Ananth J. Case Presentation: Antabuse Psychosis. Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa 1983;8:179-180


5. Read SL. Development: Terminable or interminable? Contemporary Psychiatry 1983;2:102-104


6. Read SL.  A handy neurology consultant.  Contemporary Psychiatry 1983;2:126-127


7. Read SL, Jarvik LF.  Cerebrovascular disease in the differential diagnosis of dementia.  Psychiatric Annals 1984;14:100-108


8. Miller BL, Read SL, Mahler ME, Benson DF.  Altered mental status in the elderly.  Primary Care 1984;11:653-666


9. Cummings JL, Tan H, Read SL, Benson DF.  Amnesia in anoxic encephalopathy: Clinical-pathological correlation. Neurology 1984; 34:678-681


10. Cummings JL, Benson DF, Hill MA, Read SL.  Aphasia in dementia of the Alzheimer type. Neurology 1985;35:394-397


11. Read SL, Small GW, Jarvik LF.  Dementia Syndrome.  In Yudofsky S (Ed).  Psychiatric Update, American Psychiatric Association, Washington, D.C., 1985


12. Miller BL, Jenden DS, Cummings JL, Read SL, Rice K, Benson DF. Abnormal erythrocyte choline and influx in Alzheimer's Disease.  Life Science 1986;38:485-490


13. Read S. Review of: "Alzheimer's Dementia:" Dilemmas in clinical research. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders 1987; 1:61-63


14. Read SL. Update on cholinergic enhancement therapy for Alzheimer's Disease. Bull Clin Neurosci 1987;52:34-7


15. Read S, Cummings JL.  Alzheimer's Disease:  Past, present, and future.  Hospital Medicine (supplement) April, 1987, 63-84


16. Cummings JL, Read S.  Multi-Infarct Dementia.  Hospital Medicine November, 1988, 25-42.


17. Trautner RJ, Cummings JL, Read SL, Benson DF.  Idiopathic basal ganglia calcification and organic mood disorder.  Am J Psychiatry 1988;145:350-353


18.  Kempler D, Van Lancker D, Read S.  Proverb and idiom comprehension in Alzheimer Disease. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders 1988;2:38-49


19.  Mody CK, McIntyre HB, Miller BL, Read SL: Topographic Brain Mapping and EEG Frequency Analysis in Alzheimer's Disease: A preliminary report.  Bulletin of  Clinical  Neurosciences 1988;53:94-97


20. Read S: A bonny rose. In Talbott JA, Manevitz AZA (Eds): Psychiatric House Calls. Washington DC, American Psychiatric Association Press, Inc., 1988, pp.34-35


21. Signer SF, Read SL. The patient with stroke.  In: American Psychiatric Association:  Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders: A Task Force Report of the American Psychiatric Association. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Association, 1989


22.  Miller BL, Jenden DJ, Tang C, Read SL. Factors influencing erythrocyte choline. Life Sciences 1989;44:477-482


23. Buchwald JS, Erwin RJ, Read S Van Lancker D, Cummings JL: Midlatency auditory evoked responses: differential abnormality of P1 in Alzheimer's Disease. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology 1989;74:378-84


24. Harbaugh RE, Reeder TM, Senter HJ, Knopman DS, Baskin DS, Pirozzolo F, Chui HC, Shetter AG, Bakay RAE, Leblanc R, Watson RT, DeKosky ST, Schmitt FA, Read SL, Johnston JT. Intracerebro-ventricular bethanechol chloride infusion in Alzheimer's Disease: Results of a collaborative double-blind study.  J Neurosurg 1989; 71:481-486


25. Miller BL, Jenden DJ, Tang CS, Read SL, Lin KM: Correlations of red and white blood cell choline: implications for interpreting lithium effects on choline transport and metabolism. Lithium


26. Read SL. Depresson is uncommon in Alzheimer Disease: Another aspect of the cholinergic deficit syndrome?  Bull Clin Neurosci 1989; 54:8-13


27.  Smith CA, Read SL, Satz P, Shapira J. A positive dose-response curve to a cholinergic agonist on the Randt Memory Test demonstrated in three patients with Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 11:89, 1989.


28. Read SL, Frazee J, Smith CS, Shapira J, Cummings JL, Tomiyasu,U.  Intra-cerebroventricular bethanechol in Alzheimer's Disease: Variable Dose-related Responses. Arch Neurol 1990;47:1025-1030.


29. Read S. Community Resources. In: Cummings JL, Miller BL (Eds): Alzheimer's Disease: Treatment and Long-Term Management. New York, Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1990, pp. 235-244


30. Read SL. The Dementias, In Sadavoy J, Jarvik LF, Shamoian C (Eds): Comprehensive Review of Geriatric Psychiatry. Washington, D.C., American Psychiatric Press, Inc., 1991, pp. 287-310


31. Miller BL, Read SL, Tang C, Jenden D. Differences in red blood cell choline and lipid-bound choline between patients with Alzheimer's Disease and control subjects. Neurobiol Aging 1991;12:61-64


32. Leuchter AF, Read SL, Shapira J, Walter DO, Smith C. Stable bimodal response to cholinomimetic drugs in Alzheimer's Disease: Brain mapping correlates. Neuropsycho-pharmacology 1991;4:165-73


33. Read SL. Assessing dementia requires an interdisciplinary approach.  Psychiatric Times, April , 1991, pp 33-34.


34.  Read SL. Long-term care for dementia: if appropriate, why "special"?  (Editorial). J Am Geriatr Soc 1992;40:101-2.


35. Gorman DG, Read S, Cummings JL. Cholinergic therapy of behavioral disturbances in Alzheimer's Disease. Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology 1993;6:229-234.


36. Vinters HV, Secor DL, Read SL, Frazee JG, Tomiyasu U, Stanley TM, Ferreiro JA, Akers M-A. Microvasculature in brain biopsy specimens from patients with Alzheimer's Disease: An immunohistochemical and ultrastructural study.  Ultrastructural Pathology 1994;18:333-348.


37. Hankin M, Read S. Mental incapacity to marry.  Estate Planning, Trust and Probate News.  State Bar of California 1994; 14:46-52.


38. Read SL, Miller B, Mena I, Kim R, Itabashi H.  SPECT in Dementia: Clinical and pathological correlation. J Am Geriatr Soc 1995;43:1243-1247.


39. Yener GG, Leuchter AF, Jenden D, Read SL, Cummings JL, Miller BL. Quantitative EEG in fronto-temporal dementias.  Clinical Electroencephalography 1996;27:61-68.


40. Read Stephen. Vascular Dementias. In: Sadavoy J, Lazarus LW, Jarvik LF, Grossberg GT (Eds). Comprehensive Review of Geriatric Psychiatry—II.  Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Press, 1996, pp. 459-477.


41. Stein W, Read SL.  Chronic pain in the setting of Parkinson's disease and depression. J Pain and Symptom Management 1997;14:255-258.


42. Di Patre PL, Read SL, Cummings JL, Tomiyasu U, Vartavarian L, Secor DL, Vinters HV.  Progression of clinical deterioration and pathologic changes in patients with Alzheimer Disease evaluated at biopsy and autopsy. Arch Neurol 1999;56:1254-1261


43. Shoghi-Jadid K, Small GW, Agdeppa ED, Kepe V, Ercoli LM, Siddarth P, Read S, Satyamurthy N, Petric A, Huang S-C, Barrio J. Localization of Neurofibrillary Tangles (NFTs) and Beta-Amyloid Plaques (APs) in the Brains of Living Patients with Alzheimer's Disease. Am J Geriatric Psychiatry 2002;10:24-35.


44. Read Stephen. Vascular Dementias. In: Grossberg GT, Sadavoy J, Jarvik LF, Meyers BS (Eds).  Comprehensive Review of Geriatric Psychiatry—III.  New York, New York, W. W. Norton and Company, 2004, pp. 511-524.


45. Read, Stephen L.  Ethical Issues [in Geriatric Psychiatry].  Sadock BJ and Sadock VA (Eds); Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry. New York, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005, Vol. II, pp. 3806-3813.


46. Asghar-Ali A, Kavirajan H, Read S. The Effect of Risperidone on Nursing Burden Associated with Caring for Patients with Dementia. (Letter to the Editor) Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2005; 53:1261-1262.


47. Weinstock R, Read SL, Leung G, Silva AS. Violence in the Elderly. In Simon R, Tardiff K (Eds). Textbook of Violence Assessment and Management. Simon RI, Tardiff K (Eds).  Washington DC, American Psychiatric Association Press, 2008, pp. 381-406.


48. Read, Stephen L.  Elder Abuse.  Psychiatric Times, November, 2008 (vol. XXV, No. 10), 62-64.


49. Read, Stephen. Naltrexone Effects in Patients with Dementia.  (Letter to the Editor).  American Journal of Psychiatry 2010;167:1278-9.


50. Read S, Weinstock R.  Forensic Geriatric Psychiatry. In Simon RI, Gold LH. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry, Second Edition.  Washington DC, American Psychiatric Association Press, 2010, pp. 505-528.


51. Read S, Wu P, Biscow M. Sustained 4-Year Cognitive and Functional Response in Early Alzheimer’s Disease with Pioglitazone.  J Am Geriatr Soc 2014;62:584-586.


52. Read S, Kaufman A.  Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry Training in Forensic and Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowships. In Holzer JC, Kohn R, Ellison JM, Recupero PR (Eds).  Textbook in Geriatric Forensic Psychiatry, Oxford University Press (in preparation)


53. Read, Stephen L., Kim, Tae-Soon. Psychiatric Times, (in preparation)





1.  UCLA Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry—results of the first 30 Years

2.  Sustained Incapacity and Vulnerability to Undue Influence in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

3.  Hoarding in the Elderly:  Capacity and Psychiatric Diagnosis 

4.  Elderly Homicides:  Importance of Forensic Geriatric Psychiatry Assessment