Geriatric Psychiatry

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Lower Plasma Beta-Amyloid 42/40 Linked to Greater Cognitive Decline

January 19, 2011 – In a study of older dementia-free individuals, lower plasma β-amyloid 42/40 levels were associated with an increased…

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FDA Committee Rejects Florbetapir, but Will Reconsider if Training Improved

January 21, 2011 – An advisory committee for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended against approval of the…

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Problem-Solving Therapy Curbs Disability in Depressed, Cognitively Impaired Elderly

Problem-solving therapy (PST) is more effective than supportive therapy (ST) alone in reducing disability in older adults with major depression…

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Research Projects

Anxiety and Depression in the Elderly: Do We Know any More?

Abstract Purpose of review The advent of global population ageing raises understandable concerns about the high-prevalence mental disorders in older…

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Pharmacogenomic Implications of Variants of Monoaminergic-related Genes in Geriatric Psychiatry

Abstract Response to psychiatric medications in later life is highly heterogeneous and complex. Monoaminergic-related polymorphisms may influence medication response and…

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Advances in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Long-term Care Homes

Abstract Purpose of review Psychiatric disorders are common among older adults in long-term care (LTC) homes and the LTC population…

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International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,January 2011 Volume 26, Issue 1

The main Features in this Issue are: -Effects of educational interventions on primary dementia care: A systematic review -Depression and…

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American Journal of geriatric Psychiatry, january 2011 – Volume 19 – Issue 1

The main Features in this Issue are: -Neuroimaging in Geriatric Psychiatry: Integrative Research as the Next Frontier -Hippocampal Volumes and…

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Current Alzheimer Research, Volume 7, Number 8, December 2010

The main Features in this Issue are: -Tau Pathology and Future Therapeutics -TAU Aggregation is a Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer-s…

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Cochrane Review

Long-term treatments for older depressed people – (09/30/2009 )

Title Long-term treatments for older depressed people Author(s) Wilson KCMMottram PG … More Details>> Username: saudipsych Password: saudipsych  

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Antidepressants versus placebo for the depressed elderly – (10/14/2009 )

Approximately ten percent of people over the age of 60 suffer from depression to the degree that warrants intervention (Saunders…

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Withdrawal versus continuation of chronic antipsychotic drugs for behavioural and neuropsychiatric symptoms in elderly patients with dementia – (01/06/2010 )

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the need for health care services for elderly people with dementia will highly…

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Hospitalization Associated With Cognitive Decline in Elderly Patients

March 11, 2010 – Older individuals hospitalized for acute care or a critical illness are more likely to experience cognitive decline,…

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Subjective Memory Impairment an Independent Risk Factor for Dementia

April 14, 2010-Subjective memory impairment (SMI) or mild deficits in memory that may, or may not, worry an individual appear…

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Opioids Linked to More Adverse Events in Older Adults With Arthritis

December 20, 2010 – The comparative safety of nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsNSAIDs), selective cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitors (coxibs), and opioids varies,…

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