Researchers suggested the Act-Belong-Commit mental health promotion campaign as a possible intervention given its focus on staying physically and mentally active and maintaining social connections.
The study authors noted that the pattern of poor mental health trajectories in older adults is mirrored in younger adults, ages 35 to 59 years, suggesting that these trends may be related to declining economic opportunity in the late 2000s.
Depressive symptoms arising in the final year of life were greater among women, young adults, and nonwhite adults.
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.