Repeated head impacts, brain injury increase risk for depression, study finds

Head injuries experienced while young may increase a person's risk for depression and dementia decades later, according to a study published Friday by the journal Neurology.
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(University of Cambridge) Apathy offers an important early warning sign of dementia in individuals with cerebrovascular disease, but depression does not, new research led by the University of Cambridge suggests.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
With interest, we read the study of Mangino et al (Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 28:4 (2020) 466-477) in which they reviewed 75 cases of euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) in persons with dementia in the Netherlands published by the Dutch regional euthanasia review committees (RTE) (2011-2018). This overview indeed offers an unique insight into aspects of current practice, on an individual patient level. However, a number of issues need to be taken into account more explicitly when interpreting this report.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
ConclusionIn a large group of older persons with dementia resident in nursing homes, a low daily consumption of caffeine was associated with greater behavioral symptoms.
Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
INTRODUCTION Unintentional and intentional (e.g., suicide) injury and death are risks among individuals with cognitive impairment. Firearm access is a particular concern for individuals with Alzheimer╩╝s disease and related dementias (ADRD), given firea...
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CONCLUSION: Depressive symptomatology is associated with cognitive deterioration. Depression is prevalent in institutions that care for older, more dependent adults. PMID: 32634807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord Source Type: research
This study investigated caregiver outcomes when a psychoeducation program for older people with dementia and caregivers is modified to extend practice in memory strategies. Moderation effects of increased memory strategy use were also explored. Fifty-six care dyads participated in the multicenter, randomized controlled trial comparing psychoeducation (active control) with psychoeducation and memory strategy practice (intervention). Primary outcome was memory strategy use; secondary outcome was caregiver emotional reactivity (burden, depression, and anxiety). Results showed memory strategy use significantly increased follow...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research
Conclusion: The study findings particularly emphasize the importance of changes in age, probably chronic conditions as well as dementia for frailty. Future research is required to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Furthermore, future longitudinal studies based on panel regression models are required to confirm our findings.Gerontology
Source: Gerontology - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Conclusion: Depressive symptomatology is associated with cognitive deterioration. Depression is prevalent in institutions that care for older, more dependent adults.Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord
Source: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
This study aimed to identify and compare the correlates of sleep disturbance in older adults with MCI and those in cognitively healthy older adults. A comparative cross-sectional study was adopted. Data were obtained from 219 Chinese community-dwelling older adults (female: 70.3%), which consisted of 127 older adults with MCI and 92 age-matched cognitively healthy controls. The candidate correlates of sleep disturbance included socio-demographic correlates, health-related factors, lifestyle-related factors and psychological factor. Descriptive, correlational and regression statistics were used for data analysis. The preval...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Authors: Tünel M, Çakmak S, Tamam L, Demir T Abstract Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), typically associated with the triad of gait disturbance, dementia and urinary incontinence, rarely presents with symptoms of mania, depression or psychosis and psychiatric disorders may complicate the diagnosis. Few cases of NPH and psychiatric disease comorbidity have been reported so far. In most of these cases, NPH was associated with depression and psychotic symptoms. Mania symptoms were also reported in a few cases those of which were associated with a history of bipolar disorder (BPD) or subthreshold BPD sym...
Source: Turk Psikiyatri Dergisi - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research
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