Addressing depression with and without coexisting anxiety in community-dwelling persons with dementia

Depression and anxiety are common in persons with dementia (PWD) and are associated with a myriad of poor outcomes, which include poorer quality of life, greater impairment in activities of daily living, worsened cognitive impairment, and higher rates of institutionalization. Guidelines for treating depression in PWD are heterogeneous. Multiple international guidelines suggest repeated screening and evaluation over time for depression and other neuropsychiatric symptoms with appropriate treatment if symptoms are present.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Poster Number: EI-22 Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Trials of antidepressants may be driven mainly by commercial interests, focusing on prevalent diseases and everyday problems. No one can live a full life without experiencing several of the problems for which these drugs were tested. Antidepressants, sometimes called happy pills, could be seen as the modern version of Aldous Huxley's soma pill intended to keep everyone happy in the "Brave New World". PMID: 32444565 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: Some comorbidities were present in both the AD and control groups, while others were found in the AD group and not in the control group, and vice versa.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Authors: Jenny AL, Meyer A, Handabaka I, Calabrese P, Fuhr P, Gschwandtner U Abstract Background: Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with cognitive decline, progressing from subjective memory complaints (SMC) via mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to dementia. SMC are only measurable by an interview and thus rely on individuals reporting a subjectively perceived worsening of cognitive functioning. Cognitive decline is accompanied by a reduction in quality of life (QoL); however, the extent to which SMC manifest a reduction of QoL remains unclear. Objective: To determine the association between SMC and deterior...
Source: Parkinsons Disease - Category: Neurology Tags: Parkinsons Dis Source Type: research
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Conclusion: Results from this study describe content and complexity of MT strategies that can be supportive in everyday practice in psychogeriatric inpatient units and nursing homes, and have the potential to facilitate teaching, supervision and counseling of health professionals, caregivers and patients. PMID: 32367761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Abstract Online interventions focused on mitigating the negative impact of care on family caregivers of people with dementia have become increasingly popular recently. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to analyze the effectiveness of these online support programs and to assess whether they do indeed enhance participants' wellbeing. A systematic literature search of 5 scientific databases was performed: PubMed, PsycInfo, CINAHL, Web of Science and Cochrane Library. Online interventions published between January 2014 and July 2018 targeted at informal family caregivers of people with dementia l...
Source: Aging and Mental Health - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Ment Health Source Type: research
Mobile technology is increasingly being used to enhance health and wellness, including in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders. Such applications have been referred to collectively as mHealth, and this article provides a comprehensive review and clinical perspective of research regarding mHealth in late-life mood and anxiety disorders. The novel data collection offered by mHealth has contributed to a broader understanding of psychopathology, to an increased diversity of psychological interventions, and to novel methods of assessment that may ultimately provide individually adaptive mental health care for t...
Source: Harvard Review of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Perspectives Source Type: research
This cohort study of individuals with and without burning mouth syndrome uses data from the Korean National Health Insurance Service to examine the association between burning mouth syndrome and the risk of developing psychoneurological conditions among patients with burning mouth syndrome.
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
In this issue of JAMA Otolaryngology –Head&Neck Surgery, J.-Y. Kim et al report a population-based study using the Korean National Health Insurance Service –National Sample Cohort database that collected data on a large nationwide cohort. The main aim of the study was to investigate the incidence of psychopathological (anxiety and depression) and neurological (dementia and Parkinson disease) conditions in patients with a clinical diagnosis of burning mouth syndrome (patient group) who were matched with individuals without burning mouth syndrome (comparison group). The hypothesis was that a shared neuropathi...
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Authors: Kramer A Abstract Life expectancy is steadily increasing in modern societies, and so are noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, and cancer, accounting for more than 70% of all deaths globally. The costs associated with these diseases are enormous, but it has been estimated that the majority of these noncommunicable diseases are preventable. In addition to an unhealthy diet, tobacco use, and harmful use of alcohol, physical inactivity is a key risk factor. Consequently, physical activity is a logical remedy, and in this chapter an overview of the numerous beneficial eff...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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