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Microvascular dysfunction may increase risk for late-life depression

June 22, 2017

Peripheral and cerebral forms of microvascular dysfunction were associated with increased risk for depression, according to recent findings.

“Evidence suggests a cerebrovascular etiologic cause because late-life depression has been associated with vascular dementia, stroke and white matter hyperintensities. Moreover, a vascular etiologic cause may explain the high recurrence rate of depression, in addition to the high rate of resistance to antidepressants and/or cognitive behavioral therapy; approximately one-third of patients with depression have treatment-resistant depression,” Marnix J. M. van Agtmaal, MD, of Maastricht University Medical Centre, Netherlands, and colleagues wrote.

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Mental illness increases risk for discharge against medical advice

June 19, 2017
Certain factors, including mental illness, race, low income and being uninsured, were associated with a heightened risk for deciding to leave the hospital against the…
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Neuropsychological measures useful for detecting preclinical Alzheimer's disease

June 13, 2017
Neuropsychological measures demonstrated utility for detecting preclinical Alzheimer’s disease among older adults, according to study findings. “In the last…

June highlights Alzheimer's disease, brain awareness

June 9, 2017
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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…
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Neurocognitive Disorders: February 2016

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Psychiatric Annals

Cognition, the ability to think, remember, plan, navigate successfully through one’s environment, learn, respond…
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Microvascular dysfunction may increase risk for late-life depression

June 22, 2017
Peripheral and cerebral forms of microvascular dysfunction were associated with increased risk for depression, according to recent findings…

In the Journals

Mental illness increases risk for discharge against medical advice

June 19, 2017
Certain factors, including mental illness, race, low income and being uninsured, were associated with a heightened risk for deciding to leave the…

In the Journals

Neuropsychological measures useful for detecting preclinical Alzheimer's disease

June 13, 2017
Neuropsychological measures demonstrated utility for detecting preclinical Alzheimer’s disease among older adults, according to study…

June highlights Alzheimer's disease, brain awareness

June 9, 2017
One in 10 individuals aged 65 years and older has Alzheimer’s disease/dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Approximately…

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Persistent pain associated with accelerated cognitive decline

June 5, 2017
Elders reporting persistent moderate-to-severe pain have an increased risk for memory decline and dementia, according to a study published in JAMA

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Exercise may lower risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease

June 1, 2017
An expert panel concluded that regular participation in physical activity is associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according…

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Choosing the right technology for dementia care

May 30, 2017
SAN DIEGO — While the field of dementia care is burgeoning with new technologies, there is little guidance on the most effective devices on the…

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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…

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Older adults who hoard can be assisted by community-based organizations

May 23, 2017
SAN DIEGO — An American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting workshop confronted the reality that the condition of individuals who hoard…

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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. …

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