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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DiscussionIf PROMs are helpful in improving patient outcomes for depression even to a small extent, then they are likely to be good value for money, given their low cost. The benefits could be considerable, given that depression is common, disabling, and costly.Trial registrationISRCTN no: 17299295. Registered 1st October 2018.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Driving around her Kearney, Missouri neighborhood is both respite and torture for Kathie Hodgson. She likes seeing other people out and about; it reminds her what life was like before COVID-19. But Hodgson, a 41-year-old teacher who lives alone after a recent divorce, says seeing happy families playing in their yards or walking their dogs can also send her plunging deep into a spiral of loneliness. “You know, as much as I have valued my independence in the past year, it’s finally hitting me that I would like to curl up on the couch with somebody at night,” Hodgson says. The irony, Hodgson says, is she wa...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Authors: Hossain MM, Purohit N, Sultana A, Ma P, McKyer ELJ, Ahmed HU Abstract Mental disorders are highly prevalent in eight South Asian countries, yet there is a gap of a synthesized overview of the prevalence of mental disorders in this region. This umbrella review aims to summarize the prevalence of mental disorders from systematic reviews and meta-analyses of South Asian studies. A systematic search of 11 major databases and additional sources was conducted until December 11, 2019. Articles were included if they were systematic reviews or meta-analyses, reported the prevalence of mental disorders, and reported...
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
On August 11th, 2014, news of actor Robin William's unexpected death echoed around the world. Three months after his passing, the coroner's report found that he had the little-known Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). His death from suicide marked the end of an intense, confusing and relatively swift persecution at the hand of this disease's symptoms and pathology1. Adding to the confusion was the uncertainty, difficulty in diagnosing and caring for the constellation of his symptoms. Having previously suffered from depression, and with DLB bringing severe anxiety and psychosis, mental health care was a critical component of h...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Invited Perspective Source Type: research
Major Depression — the clinical type — is not a normal part of aging. Though it can appear at any age, older adults are at an increased risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) distinguishes this condition from having “the blues” and likens it to other medical illnesses that are treatable, like diabetes or hypertension. Overwhelming sadness and anxiety can last for weeks at a time or much longer, with a wide range of other discouraging symptoms. Yet, there are things that can help.  Statistics tell us that later in life, at least one chronic disease will affect 80 percent of u...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging Depression depression risk Elderly seniors Source Type: blogs
Drinking alcohol causes damage to your health in both the short term and long term, even for moderate drinkers. For individuals who suffer from addiction to alcohol and frequently drink in excess, these risks become higher. Knowing the risks of drinking alcohol is important to help avoid drinking to excess and reduce the likelihood of these risks. Short-Term Risks of Drinking Alcohol There are many short-term risks that occur when drinking alcohol. These risks can happen to anyone, including individuals suffering from alcohol use disorder, or individuals who are drinking for the very first time. Injuries When you drink al...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use risks Source Type: blogs
Psychiatric conditions are common among patients with advanced illness who are referred to palliative care services. Psychiatric illness can cause considerable distress to both patients and their families. In order to improve end-of-life care for patients, it is necessary to diagnose psychiatric conditions and treat them appropriately. This brief review considers cognitive impairment, delirium, dementia, depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation, outlining the prevalence, aetiology, diagnosis and management of these conditions.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Physical problems Source Type: research
ConclusionsA history of MST is common among older women veterans and associated with a range of medical and mental health diagnoses. These findings call attention to the need for additional research in this understudied population, and the importance of trauma-informed care approaches for women across the lifespan.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
tte J Abstract Air pollution is associated with adverse effects on brain health including cognitive decline, dementia, anxiety, depression, and suicide. While toxicological studies have demonstrated the potential for repeated or chronic pollutant exposure to lead to disease states, characterisation of initial biological responses to exposure is needed to better understand underlying mechanisms. The brain is highly sensitive to glucocorticoids (primarily cortisol in humans, corticosterone in rodents), stress hormones that play important roles in cognition and mental health. We tested whether glucocorticoids could b...
Source: Environmental Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Res Source Type: research
As the percentage of U.S. adults older than 65 years continues to grow, so too does the need for preventing mental illness among older adults as well as improving clinical services and outcomes for older patients with psychiatric disorders. So said psychiatrists Warren D. Taylor, M.D., M.H.Sc., of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh in anarticle published today inJAMA Psychiatry.“There will never be enough geriatricians, so we need collaborative approaches that allow us to improve treatment and reduce disease burden,” Taylor and Reynolds wrote....
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: aging Charles F. Reynolds III cognitive health general medical disorders JAMA Psychiatry mental illness mood recurrence substance use disorders suicide prevention Warren D. Taylor Source Type: research
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