Depression and Cognitive Impairment in Institutionalized Older Adults.

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

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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar General Not Crazy Podcast Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Cognitive impairment in PD is associated with more severe disease stage, resulting in a global, neuropsychiatric, psychosocial, and quality-of-life deterioration. This study provides a better understanding of the great impact that cognitive impairment has within the natural history of PD and its relationship with the rest of motor and non-motor symptoms in the disease.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Psychosocial interventions like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) have always been a boon for emotional and mental health, and a new meta analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests it may provide an immune system boost as well. Researchers conducted a review of 56 clinical trials, representing 4,060 participants that tracked changes in immunity over time during the course of psychotherapy. Shields, et. al, looked at eight different psychosocial interventions, such as CBT, behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, and psycho-education, as well as seven markers of immune system function, including inflammation, antibody le...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Mental Health and Wellness Research Immune System Immunity psychoeducation Psychotherapy Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Among older adults with dementia, proactive and ambulatory care that includes informal caregivers along with primary and specialty providers, may offer promise to decrease use and costs for chronic kidney disease, ischemic heart disease, atrial fibrillation, depression, and hypertension. PMID: 32729984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
We examine the relationship between dementia and psychiatric disorder diagnoses among long-term care residents in nursing homes across the state of Rhode Island (RI), USA. Observational clinical study. Two hundred fifty-five residents with and without the diagnosis of dementia were included in this study. Prevalence analysis was used to elucidate information on psychiatric disorders in the overall cohort, and among residents with dementia. Questions from the quality of life questionnaire (EQ-5D-3L) that provides information on self-care, anxiety/depression, and resident's view of how healthy they are, were used to evalu...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
The core symptoms of different dementia subtypes are the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) and its neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS). BPSD symptoms may occur at any stage in the case of dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), whereas they tend to occur early on in the case of its behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia or dementia with Lewy bodies and are essential for diagnosis. BPSD treatment consists of non-pharmacological as well as pharmacological interventions, with non-pharmacological interactions being suggested as first-line treatment. Agitation, psychotic features, apathy, depressi...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Greater systolic and diastolic BPV was associated with higher albuminuria, but not with CSVD features, flicker light-induced retinal arteriolar and venular dilation response, heat-induced skin hyperemia and plasma biomarkers of MVD. This suggests that the microvasculature of the kidneys is most vulnerable to the detrimental effects of greater BPV.
Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Organ damage - clinical aspects Source Type: research
Authors: Glassburn SL, Westmoreland GR, Frank KI, Fulton JS, Garrison E, Roth S, Bo N, Tong Y, Litzelman DK Abstract Health outcomes for complex older adults are enhanced by interprofessional collaboration. Funded by a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), an interprofessional team of educators developed a short-term geriatrics experience, including four hours of pre-clinical education and 12-20 hours of immersion in team-based care for advanced learners in nursing (n = 70 APN), social work (n = 48 MSW), and medicine (n = 122 medical students). Content focused on five a...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research
Euthanasia and/or assisted suicide (EAS) is currently permitted in a small number of jurisdictions, with some allowing EAS in non-terminally ill patients such as persons with dementia.1 Although U.S. jurisdictions that allow EAS currently require patients to be terminally ill, expanding the practice to include patients with dementia is increasingly discussed in news articles,2-4 medical journals,5 and state legislatures.6 Expanding the practice to persons with dementia compounds the controversy over EAS because progressive cognitive decline and the inevitable loss of decision-making capacity inescapably lead to debates abo...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Regular Research Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 July 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Naoko Kishita, Milena L. Contreras, Juniper West, Eneida Mioshi
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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