Attitudes and Beliefs on Aging Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness
Adults with serious mental illness (SMI) have a high prevalence of comorbid chronic health conditions associated with accelerated disability and a reduced life expectancy (1, 2). A limited research literature suggests that the majority of older adults with schizophrenia fail to meet physical health criteria for “successful aging” (3), and the process of aging is generally associated with deteriorating health, less mobility, and decreased energy for the majority of individuals, all of which adversely impact independence, employment, and social networks (4). (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Carol Lim, Gary Moak, Karen L. Fortuna, Cynthia L. Bianco, Aliaksandr Shakhau, Martha L. Bruce, Stephen Bartels Source Type: research

Behavioral Epidemic of Loneliness in Older U.S. Military Veterans:
Loneliness is defined as subjective or perceived social isolation or subjective distress related to the discrepancy between an individual's desired and actual social connections.1-3 Loneliness is a significant public health concern that is associated with a 40% increased risk of dementia and a 26% increased risk of premature mortality.4, 5 It affects a large segment of the U.S. population, with estimates varying from more than one in three adults to three out of four adults over the age of 45 reporting feeling lonely. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 24, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Elizabeth Straus, Sonya B. Norman, Jessica C. Tripp, Jack Tsai, Lauren M. Sippel, Dilip V. Jeste, Steven M. Southwick, Robert H. Pietrzak Source Type: research

Longitudinal Correlates of Depressive Symptoms and Positive and Negative Affects in Family Caregivers of People With Dementia
CONCLUSION: Findings support the concept of depressive mood as a complex construct and highlights the importance of analyzing different coping strategies when trying to comprehend the caregiving stress process.PMID:34294540 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.011 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Carlos Vara-Garcia Brent T Mausbach Rosa Romero-Moreno Andr és Losada-Baltar Dilip V Jeste Igor Grant Source Type: research

Climate Change and Mental Health of Older Persons: A Human Rights Imperative
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 30:S1064-7481(21)00379-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.015. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTClimate change threatens the basic prerequisites for wellbeing, including clean air and water, food supply and the adequacy and security of shelter. Climate change is a powerful and ongoing presence in the lives of older persons, both creating and exacerbating vulnerabilities. The absence of a legally binding international instrument specifically protecting the human rights of older persons and minimal references to older persons in key international climate instruments attest to the lack of attention ...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Liat Ayalon Norah Keating Karl Pillemer Kiran Rabheru Source Type: research

Longitudinal Correlates of Depressive Symptoms and Positive and Negative Affects in Family Caregivers of People With Dementia
CONCLUSION: Findings support the concept of depressive mood as a complex construct and highlights the importance of analyzing different coping strategies when trying to comprehend the caregiving stress process.PMID:34294540 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.011 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Carlos Vara-Garcia Brent T Mausbach Rosa Romero-Moreno Andr és Losada-Baltar Dilip V Jeste Igor Grant Source Type: research

Climate Change and Mental Health of Older Persons: A Human Rights Imperative
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 30:S1064-7481(21)00379-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.015. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTClimate change threatens the basic prerequisites for wellbeing, including clean air and water, food supply and the adequacy and security of shelter. Climate change is a powerful and ongoing presence in the lives of older persons, both creating and exacerbating vulnerabilities. The absence of a legally binding international instrument specifically protecting the human rights of older persons and minimal references to older persons in key international climate instruments attest to the lack of attention ...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 23, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Liat Ayalon Norah Keating Karl Pillemer Kiran Rabheru Source Type: research

Skilled Nursing Facility-to-Home Trajectories for Older Adults With Mental Illness or Dementia
CONCLUSION: Newly admitted SNF residents with MI or ADRD were less likely to be discharged and, if discharged, spent less time in the community. Interventions targeting depressive symptoms, aggressive behaviors, and functioning and improving linkage with home health services may help decrease differences in post-acute care trajectories between those with and without MI and ADRD.PMID:34284892 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.013 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Adam Simning Jessica Orth Helena Temkin-Greener Yue Li Kelsey V Simons Yeates Conwell Source Type: research

Less Anxiety, Better Learning, More Studies
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 24:S1064-7481(21)00366-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.012. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34281785 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.012 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tarek K Rajji Source Type: research

Association Between Passive Body Heating by Hot Water Bathing Before Bedtime and Depressive Symptoms Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults
CONCLUSION: A higher frequency of hot water bathing and shorter interval from bathing to bedtime were associated with lower odds of depressive symptoms.PMID:34275727 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.010 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yoshiaki Tai Kenji Obayashi Yuki Yamagami Norio Kurumatani Keigo Saeki Source Type: research

Is Suicide the End Point of Ageism and Human Rights Violations?
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 10:S1064-7481(21)00352-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.05.025. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAgeism and human rights violations may pervade each of the potential factors underlying suicidal ideation or behavior in older persons, including physical and mental health, disability, relationships, and social factors. We outline how infringements of human rights and ageism may create or exacerbate risk factors associated with suicide in older persons. Strategies to address these issues are discussed, including tackling ageism, psychosocial interventions and education. A United Nations convention on ...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anne Wand Hilde Verbeek Cecile Hanon Carlos Augusto de Mendon ça Lima Kiran Rabheru Carmelle Peisah Source Type: research

Can We Prevent Depression in At-Risk Older Adults Using Self-Help? The UK SHARD Trial of Behavioral Activation
DISCUSSION: Self-help using BA for older people at risk of depression is a feasible and scalable intervention with potential short-term benefits in preventing depression.PMID:34266750 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.006 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Simon Gilbody Sally Brabyn Alex Mitchell David Ekers Dean McMillan Della Bailey Deborah Hems Carolyn A Chew Graham Ada Keding Kate Bosanquet SHARD collaborative Source Type: research

Understanding the Course and Correlates of Depression in Older People Undergoing Caregiving Stress
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 19:S1064-7481(21)00363-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.009. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34266751 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.009 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Philip D Harvey Source Type: research

COVID-19 Associated Suicidal Ideation in Older Adults: Two Case Reports With a Review of the Literature
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 12:S1064-7481(21)00353-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.05.026. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe COVID-19 pandemic may profoundly harm the mental health and emotional well- being of many older adults. Public health interventions to minimize the spread of the virus have had the unintended consequences of worsening social isolation, financial stress, and unemployment. Results of early research efforts assessing the impact of these interventions on the mental health of older adults have been mixed. Available findings suggest that a subset of community-dwelling older adults have been less negative...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Niraj K Asthana Eamonn Mehaffey Daniel D Sewell Source Type: research

Understanding Barriers to the Realization of Human Rights Among Older Women With Mental Health Conditions
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 10:S1064-7481(21)00351-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.05.024. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThere is increasing emphasis in research and at the level of international human rights bodies such as the United Nations on the gendered contours of age-based disadvantage and discrimination, and the cumulative effects of gender inequalities over the life-course on outcomes in later life. However, to date, the role of mental health in shaping the age/gender nexus in the realization of human rights has received little attention. In response, this paper aims to 1) elucidate the economic, social and cult...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Myra Hamilton Carmelle Peisah Kiran Rabheru Liat Ayalon Hilde Verbeek Gabriela Stoppe Carlos de Mendon ça Lima Source Type: research

Can We Prevent Depression in At-Risk Older Adults Using Self-Help? The UK SHARD Trial of Behavioral Activation
DISCUSSION: Self-help using BA for older people at risk of depression is a feasible and scalable intervention with potential short-term benefits in preventing depression.PMID:34266750 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.006 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Simon Gilbody Sally Brabyn Alex Mitchell David Ekers Dean McMillan Della Bailey Deborah Hems Carolyn A Chew Graham Ada Keding Kate Bosanquet SHARD collaborative Source Type: research

Understanding the Course and Correlates of Depression in Older People Undergoing Caregiving Stress
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 19:S1064-7481(21)00363-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.009. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34266751 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.009 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Philip D Harvey Source Type: research

COVID-19 Associated Suicidal Ideation in Older Adults: Two Case Reports With a Review of the Literature
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 12:S1064-7481(21)00353-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.05.026. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe COVID-19 pandemic may profoundly harm the mental health and emotional well- being of many older adults. Public health interventions to minimize the spread of the virus have had the unintended consequences of worsening social isolation, financial stress, and unemployment. Results of early research efforts assessing the impact of these interventions on the mental health of older adults have been mixed. Available findings suggest that a subset of community-dwelling older adults have been less negative...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Niraj K Asthana Eamonn Mehaffey Daniel D Sewell Source Type: research

Understanding Barriers to the Realization of Human Rights Among Older Women With Mental Health Conditions
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 10:S1064-7481(21)00351-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.05.024. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThere is increasing emphasis in research and at the level of international human rights bodies such as the United Nations on the gendered contours of age-based disadvantage and discrimination, and the cumulative effects of gender inequalities over the life-course on outcomes in later life. However, to date, the role of mental health in shaping the age/gender nexus in the realization of human rights has received little attention. In response, this paper aims to 1) elucidate the economic, social and cult...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Myra Hamilton Carmelle Peisah Kiran Rabheru Liat Ayalon Hilde Verbeek Gabriela Stoppe Carlos de Mendon ça Lima Source Type: research

What Are the Data Really Telling Us About Systemic Racism?
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 18:S1064-7481(21)00361-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.007. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34261601 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.007 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jane P Gagliardi Source Type: research

Commentary on: "Association between passive body heating by hot water bathing before bedtime and depressive symptoms among community-dwelling older adults"
Depression remains difficult to treat. Despite myriad registered therapies, including dozens of antidepressant agents, mood stabilizers, atypical antipsychotics, and other treatments such as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and ketamine, many individuals still do not respond to treatment, and those who do respond often experience recurrence of depression as well as unpleasant adverse effects1. These limitations have contributed to the growing interest in complementary/alternative therapies in the US and worldwide. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 15, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: David Mischoulon, Maren Nyer, Charles Raison Tags: Invited Perspective Source Type: research

Prof. Dr. Med. Thomas Leyhe
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 17:S1064-7481(21)00357-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.005. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34257002 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.005 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Altered Mental Status: An Important but Overlooked Presenting Symptom of COVID-19 in Older Adults
CONCLUSIONS: During a global pandemic, prognostic indicators are vital to help guide the clinical course of patients, reduce healthcare cost, and preserve life. Our study suggests that AMS can play a major role in diagnostic algorithms in older adults with COVID-19.PMID:34257003 | PMC:PMC8196474 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.004 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Alvin Oommen Joel Thomas Priyanka Parmar Sabrina Rosengarten Clara Wilson Rohan Maini Julie Minjae Kim Max Mecklenburg Pia Daniel Igal Brietman Source Type: research

Prof. Dr. Med. Thomas Leyhe
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 17:S1064-7481(21)00357-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.005. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34257002 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.005 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Altered Mental Status: An Important but Overlooked Presenting Symptom of COVID-19 in Older Adults
CONCLUSIONS: During a global pandemic, prognostic indicators are vital to help guide the clinical course of patients, reduce healthcare cost, and preserve life. Our study suggests that AMS can play a major role in diagnostic algorithms in older adults with COVID-19.PMID:34257003 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.004 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Alvin Oommen Joel Thomas Priyanka Parmar Sabrina Rosengarten Clara Wilson Rohan Maini Julie Minjae Kim Max Mecklenburg Pia Daniel Igal Brietman Source Type: research

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A Comparison of Physician-Assisted/Death-With-Dignity-Act Death and Suicide Patterns in Older Adult Women and Men
CONCLUSION: Legalization has a substantial impact on older adult women's engagement in self-initiated death. In Switzerland and in Oregon, where assisted suicide/medical-aid-in-dying (MAID) is legal and where assisted-suicide/MAID and suicide comparative-studies have been conducted, older adult women avoid self-initiated death except when physician-approved. Older adult women's substantial representation among assisted-suicide/MAID decedents, relative to suicide, may be a clue of their empowerment to determine the time of their death, when hastened-death assistance is permitted; or of their vulnerability to seeking a medic...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 13, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Silvia Sara Canetto John L McIntosh Source Type: research

Editor's Note
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 19:S1064-7481(21)00362-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.008. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34247931 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.008 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 12, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Charles F Reynolds Source Type: research

Oral health is Essential to the Well-Being of Older People
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 11:S1064-7481(21)00354-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.002. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAlthough the highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental human right, oral health is often not considered an important component of overall health. Older people experience poorer quality of life due to discomfort and uncleanliness of their mouth and there continue to be barriers within health systems that contribute to this poor oral health. This paper advocates for oral health to be considered part of the basic human right to good health care and discusses how stakeholders can collaborate a...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jennifer Mary Gibney Vasi Naganathan Mathew Albert Wei Ting Lim Source Type: research

Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Zonisamide for Treatment of Parkinsonism in Patients with Dementia with Lewy Bodies: An Open-label Extension of a Phase 3 Randomized Controlled Trial
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer's disease, is characterized by progressive cognitive impairment with core clinical features such as fluctuating cognition, visual hallucinations, rapid eye movement-sleep behavior disorder (RBD), and parkinsonism (1, 2). It also presents neuropsychiatric symptoms (3), which may negatively affect patients and/or their caregivers (4-6). Pathological similarities between DLB and Parkinson's disease (PD), notably the appearance of abundant Lewy bodies, mainly composed of alpha-synuclein, in the brain and autonomic nervous system, indicate ...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 9, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Toshinari Odawara, Kazuko Hasegawa, Ritsuko Kajiwara, Hisao Takeuchi, Masaaki Tagawa, Kenji Kosaka, Miho Murata Tags: Regular Research Article Source Type: research

To Activate or Not to Activate: An Integral Question for Self-Guided Behavioral Activation Interventions for Older Adults with Sub-Clinical Depression
Global statistics suggest that although nearly 15% of older adults by the age of 65 meet criteria for a major depressive episode1, many other older adults face sub-threshold levels of depression that still cause functional impairment and reduced quality of life. Despite concerns with polypharmacy, psychotropic medications continue to be a widely used intervention for depression among this population2 even in the presence of effective non-pharmacological evidence-based treatments such as behavioral activation (BA)3. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 8, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Elliott R. Weinstein, Daniel E. Jimenez Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

The Spectrum of Ageism, Mentalism, and Ableism: Expressions of a Triple Jeopardy
Globally, mental health systems have been in crisis for decades, prompting calls for a “revolution” in mental health1. Today, there are 703 million people aged 65 or older, a number that is projected to reach 1.5 billion by 2050 2. Of these, approximately 20% will have mental health conditions such as dementia, depression, anxiety and substance use, often complicated by physical a nd psychosocial comorbidities culminating in disability 3. These ominous trends have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic with widespread increases in brain health challenges. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 8, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Kiran Rabheru Tags: Invited Editorial Source Type: research

Atrial fibrillation and the risk of dementia
A retrospective cohort study conducted by Dr. Rouch et al published in American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry reported that atrial fibrillation was associated with a greater risk of dementia in older veterans (adjusted odds ratio  = 1.14 and 95% confidence interval = 1.07-1.22).1 The result was compatible with previous research (hazard ratio =1.52 and 95% confidence interval=1.43-1.63).2 Some points are discussed here. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 7, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Shih-Wei Lai Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Ageism and the State of Older People with Mental Conditions During the Pandemic and Beyond: Manifestations, Etiology, Consequences, and Future Directions
The term ageism, defined as stereotyping and discrimination of people because they are old, was first coined by Robert Butler in 1969 (1). It took over 30 years for the term to be specifically used in human rights instruments such as the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (2). In 2016, the United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons noted that ageism remains a major concern for older people in their everyday lives (3). Ageism is currently defined by the World Health Organization as prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes towards people because of their age (4). (Sou...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 7, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Liat Ayalon, Carmelle Peisah, Carlos de Mendon ça Lima, Hilde Verbeek, Kiran Rabheru Tags: Special Issue Article Source Type: research

Navigating the perfect storm of Ageism, Mentalism, and Ableism: A Prevention Model
Ageism is not a new phenomenon. It is exceedingly malignant, prevalent, and destructive to the dignity and well-being of individuals and societies.1 The cost of ageism to the physical and mental health of older persons and economies globally is staggering. One of every two people are ageist against older persons. Ageism ubiquitously and stealthily impacts organizations, laws, and policies across the world. Mentalism1,2,3,4 originally defined as “unreasonable fear of mental patients”, is also rampant in society. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 7, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Kiran Rabheru, Margaret Gillis Tags: Special Issue Article Source Type: research

Human Rights to Inclusive Living and Care for Older People With Mental Health Conditions
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 9:S1064-7481(21)00350-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.05.023. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAlthough older persons wish to age at home, many older persons with mental health conditions and psychosocial disability (MHC-PSD) spend the last few years of their life in residential facilities. This paper will examine the impact of ageism and human rights violations manifested in environmental design, specifically regarding social isolation, loneliness, inadequate psychosocial, environmental, recreational and spiritual support. This is compounded by failure to meet basic care needs-nutrition, hydrati...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hilde Verbeek Carmelle Peisah Carlos Augusto de Mendonca Lima Kiran Rabheru Liat Ayalon Source Type: research

Commentary to "Addressing Mistreatment by Patients in Geriatric Subspecialties: A New Framework"
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 8:S1064-7481(21)00349-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.001. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34226136 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.001 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Susan W Lehmann Source Type: research

Human Rights to Inclusive Living and Care for Older People With Mental Health Conditions
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 9:S1064-7481(21)00350-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.05.023. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAlthough older persons wish to age at home, many older persons with mental health conditions and psychosocial disability (MHC-PSD) spend the last few years of their life in residential facilities. This paper will examine the impact of ageism and human rights violations manifested in environmental design, specifically regarding social isolation, loneliness, inadequate psychosocial, environmental, recreational and spiritual support. This is compounded by failure to meet basic care needs-nutrition, hydrati...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hilde Verbeek Carmelle Peisah Carlos Augusto de Mendonca Lima Kiran Rabheru Liat Ayalon Source Type: research

Commentary to "Addressing Mistreatment by Patients in Geriatric Subspecialties: A New Framework"
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 8:S1064-7481(21)00349-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.001. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34226136 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.001 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Susan W Lehmann Source Type: research

Human Rights to Inclusive Living and Care for Older People With Mental Health Conditions
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 9:S1064-7481(21)00350-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.05.023. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAlthough older persons wish to age at home, many older persons with mental health conditions and psychosocial disability (MHC-PSD) spend the last few years of their life in residential facilities. This paper will examine the impact of ageism and human rights violations manifested in environmental design, specifically regarding social isolation, loneliness, inadequate psychosocial, environmental, recreational and spiritual support. This is compounded by failure to meet basic care needs-nutrition, hydrati...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hilde Verbeek Carmelle Peisah Carlos Augusto de Mendonca Lima Kiran Rabheru Liat Ayalon Source Type: research

Commentary to "Addressing Mistreatment by Patients in Geriatric Subspecialties: A New Framework"
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 8:S1064-7481(21)00349-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.001. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34226136 | DOI:10.1016/j.jagp.2021.06.001 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Susan W Lehmann Source Type: research

Human Rights to Inclusive Living and Care for Older People With Mental Health Conditions
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2021 Jun 9:S1064-7481(21)00350-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2021.05.023. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTAlthough older persons wish to age at home, many older persons with mental health conditions and psychosocial disability (MHC-PSD) spend the last few years of their life in residential facilities. This paper will examine the impact of ageism and human rights violations manifested in environmental design, specifically regarding social isolation, loneliness, inadequate psychosocial, environmental, recreational and spiritual support. This is compounded by failure to meet basic care needs-nutrition, hydrati...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - July 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hilde Verbeek Carmelle Peisah Carlos Augusto de Mendonca Lima Kiran Rabheru Liat Ayalon Source Type: research