TEMPORARY REMOVAL: Study of Independent Living Residents of a Continuing Care Senior Housing Community: Sociodemographic and Clinical Associations of Cognitive, Physical, and Mental Health
The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. A replacement will appear as soon as possible in which the reason for the removal of the article will be specified, or the article will be reinstated. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - April 10, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Dilip V. Jeste, Danielle Glorioso, Ellen E. Lee, Rebecca Daly, Sarah Graham, Jinyuan Liu, Alejandra Morlett Paredes, Camille Nebeker, Xin Tu, Elizabeth W. Twamley, Ryan Van Patten, Yasunori Yamada, Colin Depp, Ho-Cheol Kim Source Type: research

The Future of Caregiver Efficacy Research: Commentary on Long-Term Outcomes of the Benefit –Finding Group Intervention for Alzheimer Caregivers
Successful caregiver interventions accomplish two goals. One, they address the pragmatics of care provision by educating caregivers about the illness of the care recipient, associated symptoms and their progression, and available support services. Didactic training is often paired with skills training to address the needs of care recipient, including how to assist with functional disabilities, mange problematic behaviors, and access professional support services. Two, they facilitate caregivers ’ ability to cope with the emotional challenges of caregiving inherent in watching a loved one suffer and decline, with litt...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - April 10, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Richard Schulz Source Type: research

Study of Independent Living Residents of a Continuing Care Senior Housing Community: Sociodemographic and Clinical Associations of Cognitive, Physical, and Mental Health
The US population over age 65 increased from 36 million in 2003 to 45 million in 2013, and is expected to total 84 million by 2050.1,2 Aging is a major risk factor for decline in cognitive and everyday functioning capacities and autonomy. Impairment in cognitive function is cited as the number one concern for older adults.3 Although most older adults would prefer to age in place, this goal becomes difficult to sustain as cognitive and physical disabilities increase, barriers to autonomy grow, and adequate caregiving becomes unavailable or unaffordable . (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - April 10, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Dilip V. Jeste, Danielle Glorioso, Ellen E. Lee, Rebecca Daly, Sarah Graham, Jinyuan Liu, Alejandra Morlett Paredes, Camille Nebeker, Xin Tu, Elizabeth W. Twamley, Ryan Van Patten, Yasunori Yamada, Colin Depp, Ho-Cheol Kim Source Type: research

Early Clinical Exposure to Geriatric Psychiatry and Medical Students' Interest in Caring for Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
CONCLUSION: The results of this pragmatic education RCT suggest that exposing third-year medical students to 2-4 weeks of geriatric psychiatry did not increase their interest to care for older adults or become a geriatric psychiatrist. However, it did increase their comfort level in working with older adults and their families. However, more research is necessary to identify potential interventions that could inspire and increase medical student interest in caring for older adults as part of their future careers. PMID: 30954336 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - April 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Integration and Extension of Specialty Mental Healthcare Services to Community Practice in Parkinson Disease.
This article examines these issues and suggests strategies to better address mental healthcare needs for PD patients in the future. PMID: 30955991 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - April 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Perspectives on training needs for geriatric mental health providers: preparing to serve a diverse older adult population
The diversity of older adults is increasing. The total population of older adults aged 65 and over in the United States is projected to rise to nearly 24% of the population by 2060, with older ethnic minority adults representing nearly 50% of the older adult population.1,2 The current mental healthcare workforce, however, does not reflect the ethnic diversity of the adult population. Approximately 40% of the U.S. population identify as ethnic minority3 yet underrepresented minorities, the majority of whom are African American, Hispanic American, and Asian, account for approximately 9% of practicing physicians according to ...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - April 9, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: J. Joo, D. Jimenez, J. Xu, M. Park Tags: Regular Research Article Source Type: research

Use of Actigraphy to Measure Symptoms of Agitation in Dementia.
CONCLUSION: Actigraphy was highly correlated with informant-based methods for measuring agitation in individuals with dementia and actigraphy may be useful tool for measuring agitation. PMID: 30952608 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - April 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Delusions in Alzheimer Disease are Associated With Decreased Default Mode Network Functional Connectivity
Alzheimer disease (AD) is a devastating illness that causes deterioration in cognitive and functional abilities. In addition to these impairments, many patients develop neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) as part of their clinical course. It is estimated that 36% of patients with AD develop delusions, which often manifest in the spectrum of persecutory or misidentification delusions.1 The subset of patients who develop delusions appears to represent an endophenotype associated with worse outcomes, including greater cognitive and functional impairments, a faster rate of decline, poorer overall health, increased rates of institu...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - April 3, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Winnie Qian, Corinne E. Fischer, Nathan W. Churchill, Sanjeev Kumar, Tarek Rajji, Tom A. Schweizer Tags: Regular Research Article Source Type: research

Delusions in Alzheimer's disease are associated with decreased Default Mode Network Functional Connectivity
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a devastating illness that causes deterioration in cognitive and functional ability. In addition to these impairments, many patients develop neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) as part of their clinical course. It is estimated that 36% of patients with AD develop delusions, which often manifests in the spectrum of persecutory or misidentification delusions.1 The subset of patients who develop delusions appears to represent an endophenotype associated with worse outcomes, including greater cognitive and functional impairments, a faster rate of decline, poorer overall health, increased rates of instit...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - April 3, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Winnie Qian, Corinne E. Fischer, Nathan W. Churchill, Sanjeev Kumar, Tarek Rajji, Tom A. Schweizer Tags: Regular Research Article Source Type: research

Training the Next Generation of Geriatric-Focused Clinical Neuroscientists.
Authors: Manning KJ, Gunning FM, Aizenstein HJ, Steffens DC Abstract It remains challenging to integrate clinical neuroscience into clinical practice. Hindrances at the training level (e.g., lack of qualified faculty and curriculum) contribute to this impasse. To help address this, we present a model of training in clinical neuroscience. We expand on a growing literature on incorporating neuroscience into psychiatry training by emphasizing two points. That is, 1) we propose a training model designed for the geriatric-minded clinician; and 2) that extends across several phases of education and career development. Co...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - April 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

The Potential of Actigraphy to Assess Agitation in Dementia.
Authors: Rosenberg PB, Wanigatunga SK, Spira AP PMID: 30928156 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - April 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Financial Risk Aversion and Incipient Dementia
Risk Aversion and Incipient Dementia (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - April 2, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Benjamin P. Chapman, Chris Phillips Tags: Invited Perspective Source Type: research

Extent and Predictors of Potentially Inappropriate Antidepressant Use Among Older Adults With Dementia and Major Depressive Disorder.
CONCLUSION: More than 7% of older adults in the study sample initiated a potentially inappropriate antidepressant, and the authors identified a few individual-level factors significantly associated with it. Appropriately tailored interventions to address modifiable and nonmodifiable factors significantly associated with potentially inappropriate antidepressant prescribing are required to minimize risks in this vulnerable population. PMID: 30926273 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - April 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Transition of Care.
Authors: Portman D Abstract In the course of my work as a palliative care physician I confront the profound toll of care transitions on family and patient well-being daily. Facing the decline and behaviors of a loved one with cognitive impairment is challenging. Home care may not be possible, and many families must select a dedicated facility to provide needed care. Specialized residences that commit to provide the best of memory care often appeal to caregivers based on amenities and environment. While the right atmosphere is important, day-to-day quality of care should drive facility selection. However, discerning...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - April 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Influence of Positive and Negative Dimensions of Dementia Caregiving onCaregiver Well-Being and SatisfactionWith Life: Findings From theIDEAL Study.
CONCLUSION: Both positive and negative dimensions of caregiving were associated with caregiver well-being and SwL. Psychological therapies and interventions need to consider not only the negative aspects of caregiving but also positive caregiving experiences and their implications for caregiver well-being and SwL. PMID: 30917903 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Metabolic Syndrome, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia: A Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies.
CONCLUSION: No statistically significant pooled association emerged between MetS and incident dementia and AD. MetS increased the incidence of pure VaD. MetS increased the risk of progression from MCI to dementia. Follow-up length might be a key factor in investigating these associations further. Because MetS is constituted by a set of potentially modifiable factors, further studies with longer follow-up and repeated assessment of both MetS and cognitive status are desirable to draw definite conclusions. PMID: 30917904 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 29, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

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Echocardiogram
A plunge into deep shadowed caverns,framed within fragile, fluttering gesturesbeckoning incarnation. An insistent, franticdance of life, these ragged borderssteadily pulsating open, closed,then open once again.A thin red line courses the lower sectionof the screen, reassuring in its constant,confident nodding … nodding… as it passes by,nodding as if to punctuate the long-marchof my circling blood. “Breathe in,and hold it… Let it go.”The silent scene shifts nowas sound is added to the mix, a liquid swirl,and swash, a sweeping, pumping agitationas of laundry, or some menacing machine,each val...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 29, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: J. Barrie Shepherd Tags: Poem Source Type: research

Mindful?
Never did find “the moment” that appealing.Occasions there have been – winter sunsets,April sunrise, – but, on the whole, this presentwears a tendency to disappoint, tied downto deadlines, duties, all those diurnal needs,and deeds, that crowd their clamorous waydeep into every now. Live in the past, I say, content in these post-four-score years.Cherish the good times there have been.Look back and bask in long-reflected sunlight.Maybe even look ahead and dream of ways to makethe most, and best, of whatever still remains. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 29, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: J. Barrie Shepherd Tags: Poem Source Type: research

Exercise and Cognitive Training as a Strategy to Improve Neurocognitive Outcomes in Heart Failure: A Pilot Study.
CONCLUSION: An EX/CT intervention was associated with improved memory in persons with HF and warrants further investigation in a larger trial. The relationship between functional capacity and cognitive function also needs further study. PMID: 30910420 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

The Roles of Apathy and Depression in Predicting Alzheimer Disease: A Longitudinal Analysis in Older Adults With Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Authors: Ruthirakuhan M, Herrmann N, Vieira D, Gallagher D, Lanctôt KL Abstract OBJECTIVE: Apathy and depression have each been associated with an increased risk of conversion from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer disease (AD).These symptoms often co-occur and the contribution of each to risk of AD is not clear. METHODS: National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center participants diagnosed with MCI at baseline and followed until development of AD or loss to follow-up (n = 4,932) were included. The risks of developing AD in MCI patients with neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) (apathy only, depression on...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Effects of Vitamin D Use on Outcomes of Psychotic Symptoms in Alzheimer Disease Patients
Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia (estimated to be 50% −60% of all cases) and the sixth most common cause of death in the United States with the absolute numbers growing,1 although its prevalence is decreasing.2 Today, only five drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are used to treat the cognitive dysfunction of AD, tacrine, donepezi l, rivastigmine, galantamine, and memantine. These drugs are modestly efficacious for cognitive abilities in early to moderate stages of AD. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 27, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Lirong Wang, Jian Ying, Peihao Fan, Elise A. Weamer, Mary Ann A. DeMichele-Sweet, Oscar L. Lopez, Julia K. Kofler, Robert A. Sweet Tags: Regular Research Article Source Type: research

Effects of Vitamin D Use on Outcomes of Psychotic Symptoms in Alzheimer's disease Patients
AD is the most common form of dementia (estimated to be 50 −60% of all cases) and the sixth most common cause of death in the U.S. with the absolute numbers growing1 though its prevalence is decreasing.2 Today, only five drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are used to treat the cognitive dysfunction of AD, e.g. tacrine, donepezil , rivastigmine, galantamine, and memantine. These drugs are modestly efficacious for cognitive abilities in early to moderate stages of AD.3 However, none of them can stop or reverse the progression of this disease. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 27, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Lirong Wang, Jian Ying, Peihao Fan, Elise A. Weamer, Mary Ann A. DeMichele-Sweet, Oscar L. Lopez, Julia K Kofler, Robert A. Sweet Tags: Regular Research Article Source Type: research

Mild Behavioral Impairment as a Marker of Cognitive Decline in Cognitively Normal Older Adults.
Authors: Creese B, Brooker H, Ismail Z, Wesnes KA, Hampshire A, Khan Z, Megalogeni M, Corbett A, Aarsland D, Ballard C Abstract OBJECTIVE: Mild behavioral impairment (MBI) is a neurobehavioral syndrome characterized by later life emergent neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) that represent an at-risk state for incident cognitive decline and dementia in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). We undertook a study to determine whether MBI was associated with progressive changes in neuropsychological performance in people without significant cognitive impairment. METHODS: A total of 9,931 older adults enrolled in ...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Comments on the Use of "Inappropriate" Antidepressants in Older Adults With Dementia and Major Depressive Disorder.
Comments on the Use of "Inappropriate" Antidepressants in Older Adults With Dementia and Major Depressive Disorder. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 Mar 01;: Authors: Nelson JC PMID: 30904261 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Long-Term Outcomes of the Benefit-Finding Group Intervention for Alzheimer Family Caregivers: A Cluster-Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Trial
Families caring for an aging population has become a “public health concern,”1 while dementia (a.k.a. neurocognitive disorder) caregivers tend to face more challenges and to suffer more than those who care for relatives with chronic illnesses but without dementia.2 Dealing with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) is often the most stressful aspect of caregiving, among which disruptive behaviors (e.g., agitation, disinhibition, aberrent motor behavior, and aggression) are most distressing and challenging because of the potential harm to the caregiver's bonding with the care-recipient (CR) an...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 25, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Sheung-Tak Cheng, Wai Chi Chan, Linda C.W. Lam Tags: Regular Research Article Source Type: research

Transition of Care
In the course of my work as a Palliative Care physician I confront the profound toll of care transitions on family and patient wellbeing daily.Facing the decline and behaviors of a loved one with cognitive impairment is challenging. Home care may not be possible and many families must select a dedicated facility to provide needed care. Specialized residences that commit to provide the best of memory care often appeal to caregivers based on amenities and environment. While the right atmosphere is important, day to day quality of care should drive facility selection. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 22, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Diane Portman Tags: Poem Source Type: research

Precisely-Measured Hydration Status Correlates with Hippocampal Volume in Healthy Older Adults.
Authors: Butler T, Deshpande A, Harvey P, Li Y, Rusinek H, Pirraglia E, Osorio RS, Glodzik L, de Leon MJ, Madelin G, Yu WW, Gallagher D, Masaeka J PMID: 30879941 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Commentary on “The Neuropsychiatry of Parkinson's Disease: A Perfect Storm”
“I use perfect in the meteorological sense: a storm that could not possibly have been worse.”Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Joseph H. Friedman Tags: Invited Perspective Source Type: research

Commentary on Weintraub and Mamikonyon paper: AMGP 19-47_R1
“I use perfect in the meteorological sense: a storm that could not possibly have been worse.”Sebastian Junger. The Perfect Storm. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Joseph H. Friedman Tags: PerfectStorm Source Type: research

The potential of actigraphy to assess agitation in dementia
It is now well understood that much of the public health burden of dementia is due to neuropsychiatric symptoms, including agitation, apathy, and circadian rhythm disturbances. Improving interventions for these targets are crucial to decreasing patient and caregiver distress. There have been recent successes in repurposing existing medications for these targets including agitation, for example citalopram 1. But treatment development requires reliable measures and to date most agitation measures are largely subjective, consisting of informant reports with anchored ordinal scales. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Paul B. Rosenberg, Sarah K. Wanigatunga, Adam P. Spira Tags: Invited Perspective Source Type: research

Mild Behavioral Impairment: a new domain of late-life psychiatric symptoms
Psychiatric symptoms in older adults are broadly considered reflections of a traditional psychiatric syndrome such as major depression, a similar but subsyndromal symptom cluster, or a less pervasive set of symptoms perhaps linked to interpersonal challenges. Recent evidence, however, highlights an important additional consideration: for some individuals, sustained late-onset psychiatric symptoms are associated with an emerging neurodegenerative disorder. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: David L. Sultzer Source Type: research

Improving Patient Reported Outcomes and Preventing Depression and Anxiety in Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis: Results of a Sequenced Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART) Study
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability1 among older adults in the US2 and among the top 10 causes of disability worldwide3,4. The prevalence of symptomatic knee OA in adults aged 55-64 is estimated at 12%-16%5. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Jordan F. Karp, Jun Zhang, Abdus S. Wahed, Stewart Anderson, Mary Amanda Dew, Kelley Fitzgerald, Debra K. Weiner, Steve Albert, Ari Gildengers, Meryl Butters, Charles F. Reynolds Source Type: research

Three a.m. a resident's prayer
I.A baby cries.What more can I do?A patient dies.What more could I have done?It's three AM.No one else sees what I'm doing,No one else cares.But I care.Please God, make sureI always care.II.I'm here in the hospital all aloneFighting against a world of pain,Sleep deprived,Just me and a voiceOn the other end of a phone.But one of these daysI'll really be alone(Or maybe I'll be the voice on the phoneHelping someone else) —God help me then.III.The reality of life is most clearAnd emotions most bareIn the middle of the night. (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: David L. Coulter Source Type: research

May You Go Safely.
Authors: Coulter DL PMID: 30878189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Improving Everyday Functioning in the Old-Old with Working Memory Training.
CONCLUSION: WM training may be a valid way to help old-old adults preserve at least some abilities related to everyday functioning. PMID: 30878190 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Imagining a role for psychedelics in dementia care
Despite being banned in the 1970s,1 psychedelics are experiencing a cultural renaissance, with growing evidence suggesting compounds like psilocybin, MDMA, LSD, and ketamine may be effective therapies in controlled medical settings.2 Researchers have observed particular benefits for psychedelics in treatment of refractory depression, anxiety, substance addiction (tobacco/alcohol), PTSD, and in palliative care for patients facing terminal cancer.3,4 (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 18, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Daniel R. George, Ryan Hanson Source Type: research

Is Successful Dying or Good Death an Oxymoron?
Authors: Jeste DV, Graham S PMID: 30871877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Applying Rigor: Intervention Studies for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia.
Authors: Leggett AN, Kales HC PMID: 30853190 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Commentary on "Influence of Positive and Negative Dimensions of Dementia Caregiving on Caregiver Well-Being and Satisfaction with Life: Findings from the Ideal Study".
Commentary on "Influence of Positive and Negative Dimensions of Dementia Caregiving on Caregiver Well-Being and Satisfaction with Life: Findings from the Ideal Study". Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 Feb 14;: Authors: Schulz R PMID: 30857857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Metabolic Syndrome: A Matter of The Heart and the Brain.
Authors: Jain N PMID: 30857858 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Mechanisms Underlying Exercise as a Treatment for Depression.
Authors: Koppelmans V, Weisenbach SL PMID: 30857859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research

Training the Next Generation of Geriatric-Focused Clinical Neuroscientists
Our knowledge of brain and behavior relationships has gradually accrued over the last several decades. Over 10years ago, “clinical neuroscience” was suggested as a blended discipline from which practitioners could apply psychiatric and neurologic insights to the care of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders.1 The understanding of clinical neuroscience was accelerated, at least in part, from advancements in gene tics and functional neuroimaging. Moreover, with the advent of innovative research frameworks and initiatives (e.g., the Research Domain Criteria [RDoC] Project), our knowledge of transdiagnostic neur...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - March 13, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Kevin J. Manning, Faith M. Gunning, Howard J. Aizenstein, David C. Steffens Source Type: research