For older adults, a higher rate of hospitalizations is associated with more rapid cognitive decline.
Although 11.0% of individuals taking antidepressants developed dementia, only 2.6% of the unexposed sample went on to be diagnosed with dementia.
Overall, ECT was a safe treatment option for patients with dementia experiencing agitation or aggression, as well as for those with comorbid medical conditions.
Veterans in rural areas shared their satisfaction with geriatric psychiatry care delivered via video telehealth.
No change was seen in prevalence of depression from 1990-1993 to 2008-2011.
A combined cognitive-behavioral therapy and exercise intervention improved mood and physical functioning and showed acceptance among older minority and immigrant adults.
Exercising may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer disease.
After a diagnosis of MCI has been established, patients should be counseled on treatment options.
Elder abuse is most commonly committed by family members.
More than 10% of US adults aged 65 years and older are estimated to be current binge drinkers.