Overall, US older adults who reported longer sleep duration have poorer objective and subjective cognitive performance.
Older adults reporting passive suicidal ideation may not be depressed, but may be experiencing worse health and functioning.
Older adults with severe depressive symptoms are more likely to be taking high-potency opioid medications compared with older adults without such symptoms.
Between 2003 and 2015, approximately 2% of adults 55 years and older who died by suicide were associated in some way with long-term care.
Chronic disease burden and baseline symptom severity were identified as consistent risk factors for negative depression trajectories in older adults.
Every 10-ng/mL increase in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D was associated with a 12% decrease in the risk for depression in older adults.
Researchers investigated the validity of the Norwegian versions of the GDS-5 and HADS-D assessment tools among home-dwelling individuals aged 60 years or older.
Findings of the study revealed that the frequency of adverse events compared with placebo was statistically similar in patients receiving SSRIs but was higher in patients taking SNRIs.
Older adults who regularly perform word and number puzzles have higher cognitive functioning than those who do not engage in such activities.
There has been an increase in the rates of violence against older adults, especially older men.