Geriatric Psychiatry

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Alzheimer disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills.

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Brain Activity Lowers Rate of Age-Related Mental Decline

Brain Activity Lowers Rate of Age-Related Mental Decline

Cognitively normal elderly individuals who engage in specific mentally stimulating activities have a decreased risk of mild cognitive impairment.

Too Few Seniors Planning End-of-Life Care

Too Few Seniors Planning End-of-Life Care

Findings suggest that efforts to encourage more planning aren't working.

Late-life Volunteering Helps Maintain Cognitive Function

Late-life Volunteering Helps Maintain Cognitive Function

Regular late-life volunteering is independently tied to decreased risk of cognitive impairment.

Moderate Daily Physical Activity May Extend Life Expectancy

Moderate Daily Physical Activity May Extend Life Expectancy

Aerobic physical exercise produces numerous health benefits in the brain and may help you live longer.

Anxiety Linked to Decreased Cognitive Performance In Elderly

Anxiety Linked to Decreased Cognitive Performance In Elderly

Study participants with moderate to severe anxiety exhibited poor visual and verbal memory.

Dementia Incidence Higher Than Heart Disease in Elderly

Dementia Incidence Higher Than Heart Disease in Elderly

Among adults aged 80 years and older, about 64% of those who died had prior diagnosis of dementia.

Ambien Tied To Car Accidents in Elderly, Women

Ambien Tied To Car Accidents in Elderly, Women

Significantly higher rates of motor vehicle collisions in women and adults aged 80 years and older.

In Older Adults, Driving Cessation Linked to Adverse Health Outcomes

In Older Adults, Driving Cessation Linked to Adverse Health Outcomes

In older adults, driving cessation can be linked to a variety of health problems, including depression.

Negative Views About Aging May Affect Hearing, Memory

Negative Views About Aging May Affect Hearing, Memory

Researchers have discovered an association between negative views on aging in older adults and poor performance on hearing and memory assessments.

Depressive Symptoms Increase Past Age 65

Depressive Symptoms Increase Past Age 65

New medical conditions, especially chronic ones, and the approach of death factored into the rising depression rate.

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