Associated factors of suicidal ideation among older persons with dementia living at home in eight European countries.

This study aimed to investigate the occurrence of suicidal ideation and associated factors in older persons with dementia living at home in eight European countries, and its association with quality of life. Furthermore, changes in suicidal ideation over time were investigated.Methods: This cohort study (n = 1,223) was part of the European "RightTimePlaceCare" project conducted in 2010-2013. Participating countries were Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Baseline and follow-up data were analysed using bivariate and multivariate logistic regression.Results: The occurrence of suicidal ideation in the participating countries varied between 6% and 24%. Factors significantly (p 
Source: Aging and Mental Health - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Ment Health Source Type: research

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Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
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Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Invited Perspective Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging Depression depression risk Elderly seniors Source Type: blogs
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Physical problems Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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