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Antipsychotics can be used in the short term to manage dementia-related psychosis, but serious adverse effects can outweigh benefits. Novel antipsychotics or other agents may offer superior efficacy and safety. Explore the evidence in this CME activity.
Both frailty and late-life depression are associated with higher mortality rates. This study explored the association of physical frailty with mortality in depressed older patients.
Improving Effective Mental Health Consultation for Rural Older Adults Living With Depression and Pain: Learning From the Experiences of Rural Primary Care Physicians
Novel approaches are needed to assist rural primary care physicians in caring for older patients living with depression and pain who are at an elevated suicide risk. Read this article to find out more about the PREDICTOR model.
Association of Polypharmacy With Mild Cognitive Impairment and Cognitive Ability: A Nationwide Survey in Taiwan
Polypharmacy has been shown to be associated with dementia, though its relationship to mild cognitive impairment (MCI), often a precursor to dementia, has received less study. Read this article to learn about the relationship between polypharmacy and cognitive ability, including MCI.
Read a meta-analysis explores the prevalence of MDD in all causes of dementia and diagnostic criteria when finding these disorders.
Clinical Features of Auditory Hallucinations in Patients With Dementia With Lewy Bodies: A Soundtrack of Visual Hallucinations
Read a full report on the clinical features of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) auditory hallucinations and the possible mechanisms they arise in patients.
Minor depression affects nearly 10% of the elderly population, and its consequences are often severe. This study explored its pathophysiology by examining 38 elderly subjects for possible disease-related structural brain changes.
Prevalence of Impulsive-Compulsive Symptoms in Elderly Parkinson’s Disease Patients: A Case-Control Study
Impulse-control disorders (ICDs) have been noted anecdotally in patients with Parkinson's disease, but what is their true prevalence? To estimate this prevalence, this study compared the frequency of ICDs in elderly Parkinson's disease patients and healthy controls.
Current treatment guidelines recommend limiting the use of antipsychotic medications in patients with Alzheimer's disease except briefly and only at low doses. But do antipsychotics actually lead to increased mortality in Alzheimer's disease patients? Read this article to learn more.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Older Adults With Stress Disorders and Neurocognitive Difficulties: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Stress and stress-related disorders such as depression and anxiety can accelerate neurocognitive aging. Could a mindfulness intervention be a way to enhance memory and clinical outcomes in older patients? Read this intriguing article to see what the authors found.