Shekhar Saxena, MD, director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization, speaks about depression.
Cognitively normal elderly individuals who engage in specific mentally stimulating activities have a decreased risk of mild cognitive impairment.
Research findings support continuation of ECT plus medication in a depressed elderly population.
Recognition of self-reported symptoms that may appear at early onset of amyloid accumulation, such as loneliness, point to opportunities for preventive therapies.
Findings suggest that efforts to encourage more planning aren't working.
Regular late-life volunteering is independently tied to decreased risk of cognitive impairment.
The American Heart Association issues a scientific statement on the possible link between chronic arterial hypertension and cognition.
In 2016, an estimated 5.4 million US adults have Alzheimer disease.
The extent or severity of physical ailments and functional impairment needs to be carefully examined in order to successfully prevent suicide in late life.
Dementia risk was particularly elevated in patients with depression who had higher scores on cognitive tests at baseline.
Researchers examine age-related alterations in memory.
To date, there are no validated biomarkers to independently assess Parkinson Disease diagnosis and prognosis, or to measure disease severity.
Interventions are needed to enhance adherence to prescribed medications, especially in older adults experiencing new episodes of depression.
The intake of dietary fiber among people living in the United States remains low, according to the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
Overall, almost half of older Medicare beneficiaries who died in 2012 had persistent high spending throughout the final year of life.
Modifiable risk factors (eg, smoking, hypertension, sedentary behavior, overweight/obesity, and social engagement) contribute to nearly half of documented dementia cases.
Aerobic physical exercise produces numerous health benefits in the brain and may help you live longer.
Symptoms of PBA were observed in nearly three-quarters of patients with dementia.
Clinicians should focus on treating patients' pain and psychological conditions together.
Study participants with moderate to severe anxiety exhibited poor visual and verbal memory.
Hesitation to discuss dying can lead to a lack of understanding on how to help patients achieve a "good death."
No significant effect was found for preventing or treating delirium during hospitalization with antipsychotic medications.
Those with cognitive difficulties struggle to follow conversations or recall words.
A handful of studies indicate that older people with active herpes virus may be more likely to develop Alzheimer's
Patients with Alzheimer's disease received antidepressant prescriptions twice as often as age- and sex-matched peers.
There was improvement in cognitive performance and brain function in those who took the blueberry powder.
Those with the gum disease saw a 6-fold increase in cognitive decline over follow-up.
Among adults aged 80 years and older, about 64% of those who died had prior diagnosis of dementia.
Significantly higher rates of motor vehicle collisions in women and adults aged 80 years and older.
While many studies have explored the role of microglia in Alzheimer's, very few researchers have examined the role of the adaptive immune system.
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