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CDC: Death rate from Alzheimer’s up 55%

May 26, 2017

The rate of deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 55% between 1999 and 2014, according to CDC data recently published in MMWR.

The same data indicated the number of deaths at home attributable to the disease also increased from 14% to 25% during the same time period.

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Glucose variability tied to cognitive decline, dementia risk

May 17, 2017
Glucose peaks above approximately 180 mg/dL in adults with diabetes are associated with risks for cognitive decline and dementia over more than 20 years, according to…
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Depression may be early sign of dementia

May 17, 2017
Depressive symptoms in midlife, even if chronic or recurring, did not increase risk for dementia; however, symptoms later in life did increase risk. “The…
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PTSD, psychotropic medication increase dementia risk

May 15, 2017
PTSD diagnosis was associated with increased risk for dementia among veterans, which varied with use of psychotropic medications. “Emerging research indicates…
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Antipsychotics for Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia—Safety and Efficacy in the Context of Informed Consent

Psychiatric Annals, July 2015, Volume 45 Issue 7
Appropriate use of antipsychotic medications in older adults with dementia can be challenging due to several important…
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Psychiatric Implications of Neurological Disorders: May 2017

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

Descartes wrote about a realm of the soul beyond the brain. Spinoza rejected Descartes’ idea, stating, in effect, that…
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In the Journals

CDC: Death rate from Alzheimer’s up 55%

May 26, 2017
The rate of deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 55% between 1999 and 2014, according to CDC data recently published in MMWR. The same…

In the Journals Plus

Glucose variability tied to cognitive decline, dementia risk

May 17, 2017
Glucose peaks above approximately 180 mg/dL in adults with diabetes are associated with risks for cognitive decline and dementia over more than 20…

In the Journals

Depression may be early sign of dementia

May 17, 2017
Depressive symptoms in midlife, even if chronic or recurring, did not increase risk for dementia; however, symptoms later in life did increase risk. …

In the Journals

PTSD, psychotropic medication increase dementia risk

May 15, 2017
PTSD diagnosis was associated with increased risk for dementia among veterans, which varied with use of psychotropic medications. “Emerging…

National Prevention Week: The importance of prevention in mental health

May 15, 2017
National Prevention Week, which takes place from May 14 to 20, highlights the importance of prevention in mental health. Research has indicated…

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Psychiatric Implications of Neurological Disorders

Psychiatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 47 Issue 5
The fields of neurology and psychiatry have an undeniably common origin. This relationship has been historically recognized by Freud who believed…

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Psychiatric Management of Huntington's Disease

Psychiatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 47 Issue 5
This article reviews the common psychiatric manifestations and treatments for Huntington's disease. Although there is a lack of published data…

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Management of Psychiatric Features in Frontotemporal Dementia

Psychiatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 47 Issue 5
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) refers to a group of neurodegenerative disorders that affects the frontotemporal cortices, resulting in progressive…

CME Article

Delirium Versus Dementia: A Diagnostic Conundrum in Clinical Practice

Psychiatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 47 Issue 5
A common requested psychiatric consultation in a hospital setting is for evaluation of an elderly patient with observed changes in cognition and/or…

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Sleep Disorders and Dementia: From Basic Mechanisms to Clinical Decisions

Psychiatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 47 Issue 5
A growing body of evidence shows the bidirectional relationship between sleep disorders and dementia. Sleep disorders often precede cognitive…

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