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International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544134/depression-and-cognitive-impairment-among-newly-admitted-nursing-home-residents-in-the-usa
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Christine M Ulbricht, Anthony J Rothschild, Jacob N Hunnicutt, Kate L Lapane
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to describe the prevalence of depression and cognitive impairment among newly admitted nursing home residents in the USA and to describe the treatment of depression by level of cognitive impairment. METHODS: We identified 1,088,619 newly admitted older residents between 2011 and 2013 with an active diagnosis of depression documented on the Minimum Data Set 3.0. The prevalence of receiving psychiatric treatment was estimated by cognitive impairment status and depression symptoms...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543732/joint-hypermobility-is-also-associated-with-anxiety-disorders-in-the-elderly-population
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Andrea Bulbena-Cabré, Conxita Rojo, Guillem Pailhez, Emma Buron Maso, Luis Miguel Martín-Lopez, Antonio Bulbena
BACKGROUND: Anxiety disorders (AD) are very prevalent in the elderly, tend to compromise quality of life, and generate substantial costs. Considering that the prevention and early detection of anxiety may be relevant to increase health gains in older adults, it would be of great interest to identify whether the joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) is also related to anxiety disorders in this age range. METHODS: Cross-sectional data was collected in a sample of 108 subjects in a rural town in Spain...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543407/assessing-bipolar-disorder-in-the-older-adult-the-geri-bd-toolbox
#3
Patricia Marino, Herbert C Schulberg, Ariel G Gildengers, Benoit H Mulsant, Martha Sajatovic, Laszlo Gyulai, Rayan K Aljurdi, Laurie Davan Evans, Samprit Banerjee, Ruben C Gur, Robert C Young
INTRODUCTION: The evidence base regarding characteristics of older adults with bipolar disorder (BD) remains limited. The NIH-funded multicenter study Acute Pharmacotherapy of Late-Life Mania (GERI-BD) assessed various clinical domains before and during mood stabilizer treatment in older adults participating in a 9-week, double-blind randomized controlled trial. We describe the rationale for selecting these instruments. METHODS: Domains and instruments were selected on the basis of the study design and the participants...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509380/amyloid-is-essential-but-insufficient-for-alzheimer-causation-addition-of-subcellular-cofactors-is-required-for-dementia
#4
REVIEW
Jeffrey Fessel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine the hypotheses stating the importance of amyloid or of its oligomers in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHODS: Published studies were examined. RESULTS: The importance of amyloid in the pathogenesis of AD is well established, yet accepting it as the main cause for AD is problematic, because amyloid-centric treatments have provided no clinical benefit and about one-third of cognitively normal, older persons have cerebral amyloid plaques...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509367/measuring-change-in-perceived-well-being-of-family-caregivers-validation-of-the-spanish-version-of-the-perceived-change-index-pci-s-in-chilean-dementia-caregivers
#5
José M Aravena, Cecilia Albala, Laura N Gitlin
OBJECTIVE: Few instruments evaluate family caregiver perceptions of challenges caring for persons with dementia and improvement or worsening in these areas. To address this measurement gap, we examine psychometric properties of a Spanish version of the 13-item Perceived Change Index (PCI-S), originally validated with English-speaking caregivers. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with 94 caregivers of persons with mild to moderate dementia in Chile. Interviews included caregiver demographics, burden, health perception, distress with behaviours, dementia severity, behavioural symptoms and functionality...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509347/domain-specific-cognitive-impairment-in-non-demented-parkinson-s-disease-psychosis
#6
Jared T Hinkle, Kate Perepezko, Catherine C Bakker, Ted M Dawson, Vanessa Johnson, Zoltan Mari, Cherie L Marvel, Kelly A Mills, Alexander Pantelyat, Olga Pletnikova, Liana S Rosenthal, Melissa D Shepard, Daniel A Stevens, Juan C Troncoso, Jiangxia Wang, Gregory M Pontone
INTRODUCTION: In Parkinson's disease (PD), psychosis is associated with cognitive impairment that may be more profound in particular cognitive domains. Our goal was to determine whether psychosis in non-demented PD participants is associated with domain-specific cognitive impairment on the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE). METHODS: The Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center of Excellence Longitudinal Study at Johns Hopkins is a prospective study that was initiated in 1998...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509343/the-influence-of-vascular-risk-factors-on-cognitive-function-in-early-parkinson-s-disease
#7
Maxime Doiron, Mélanie Langlois, Nicolas Dupré, Martine Simard
OBJECTIVES: Hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, and obesity are well-established risk factors for cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults. In contrast, previous studies that have assessed the impact of vascular risk factors (VRFs) on cognition in Parkinson's disease (PD) have had methodological limitations and reported conflicting findings. We address this question in a large well-characterized cohort of de novo PD patients. METHODS: A total of 367 untreated and non-demented patients aged 50 years and older with early PD (H&Y = 1...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493371/effects-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-on-improvement-of-cognition-in-elderly-patients-with-cognitive-impairment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
REVIEW
Calvin Pak Wing Cheng, Corine Sau Man Wong, Kelsey Kimyin Lee, Alfred Pui Kam Chan, Jerry Wing Fai Yeung, Wai Chi Chan
OBJECTIVE: This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to examine the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on cognitive function in older patients with cognitive impairment. METHODS: A literature search was performed for articles published in English using the 10 databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, INSPEC, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature Plus, AMED, Biological Sciences, ClinicalTrials.gov, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews) from their inception to May 2016...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474837/feasibility-of-a-staff-training-and-support-programme-to-improve-pain-assessment-and-management-in-people-with-dementia-living-in-care-homes
#9
Anya Petyaeva, Martine Kajander, Vanessa Lawrence, Lei Clifton, Alan J Thomas, Clive Ballard, Iracema Leroi, Michelle Briggs, Jose Closs, Tom Dening, Kayleigh-Marie Nunez, Ingelin Testad, Renee Romeo, Anne Corbett
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to establish the feasibility and initial effectiveness of training and support intervention for care staff to improve pain management in people with dementia living in care homes (PAIN-Dem). METHODS: PAIN-Dem training was delivered to care staff from three care homes in South London, followed by intervention support and resources to encourage improved pain management by staff over 4 weeks. Feasibility was assessed through fidelity to intervention materials and qualitative approaches...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474775/subcortical-hyperintensities-in-the-cholinergic-system-are-associated-with-improvements-in-executive-function-in-older-adults-with-coronary-artery-disease-undergoing-cardiac-rehabilitation
#10
Calvin Santiago, Nathan Herrmann, Walter Swardfager, Mahwesh Saleem, Paul I Oh, Sandra E Black, Janelle Bradley, Krista L Lanctôt
OBJECTIVE: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is frequently accompanied by white matter hyperintensities and executive dysfunction. Because acetylcholine is important in executive function, these symptoms may be exacerbated by subcortical hyperintensities (SH) located in cholinergic (CH) tracts. This study investigated the effects of SH on cognitive changes in CAD patients undergoing a 48-week cardiac rehabilitation program. METHODS: Fifty patients (age 66.5 ± 7.1 years, 84% male) underwent the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Canadian Stroke Network neurocognitive battery at baseline and 48 weeks...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467006/initiating-activities-of-daily-living-contributes-to-well-being-in-people-with-dementia-and-their-carers
#11
Clarissa M Giebel, Caroline Sutcliffe
OBJECTIVE: Problems with everyday functioning are linked to reduced well-being in people with dementia (PwD) and their carers. However, previous research has almost solely investigated the performance of everyday activities, and global functioning without analysing individual activities. This study explored how deficits in initiating and performing individual activities were associated with carer burden and poorer quality of life of carers and PwD. METHODS: Carers of people with mild dementia were recruited via 10 National Health Service Trusts, as well as through attending six carer support groups...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429883/older-adults-attitudes-toward-depression-screening-in-primary-care-settings-and-exploring-a-brief-educational-pamphlet
#12
Avani Shah, Forrest Scogin, Christina M Pierpaoli, Amit Shah
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess older adults' (OAs') attitudes toward depression screening in primary care settings with a survey and explore the impact of an educational pamphlet on these attitudes. METHODS: Older adults above age 55 (N = 140) were randomly stratified by sex to an intervention or control group. The study included a baseline assessment, posttest, the Geriatric Depression Scale-Short Form, a two-page pamphlet on health and mood, and a 10-question quiz...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429377/olfactory-training-with-older-people
#13
Wegener Birte-Antina, Croy Ilona, Hähner Antje, Hummel Thomas
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April 21, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429376/daily-crying-prevalence-and-associated-factors-in-older-adult-persons-living-in-nursing-homes-findings-from-a-regional-study
#14
Alvisa Palese, Arianna Simeoni, Antonio Ranieri Zuttion, Barbara Ferrario, Sandra Ponta, Elisa Ambrosi
OBJECTIVES: The study aims to evaluate the prevalence of nursing home (NH) resident crying and associated factors at the individual and NH levels. DESIGN: A regional retrospective study design has been used. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING: A total of 8875 residents, living in 105 NHs, were included. MEASUREMENTS: The occurrence of an episode of crying on at least a daily basis in the last month was the dependent variable; independent variables were set at individual and at the NH levels as reported in the Val...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425185/the-influence-of-hippocampal-atrophy-on-the-cognitive-phenotype-of-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
#15
Greg J Elder, Karen Mactier, Sean J Colloby, Rosie Watson, Andrew M Blamire, John T O'Brien, John-Paul Taylor
OBJECTIVE: The level of hippocampal atrophy in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is typically less than that observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, it is not known how the cognitive phenotype of DLB is influenced by hippocampal atrophy or the atrophy of adjacent medial temporal lobe structures. METHODS: Dementia with Lewy bodies (n = 65), AD (n = 76) and control (n = 63) participants underwent 3T magnetic resonance imaging and cognitive Cambridge Cognitive Examination and Mini-Mental State Examination (CAMCOG and MMSE) assessments...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418079/loneliness-and-cardiovascular-disease-and-the-role-of-late-life-depression
#16
Annette Hegeman, Natasja Schutter, Hannie Comijs, Tjalling Holwerda, Jack Dekker, Max Stek, Roos van der Mast
OBJECTIVE: Loneliness and depression have a strong reciprocal influence, and both predict adverse health outcomes at old age. Therefore, this study examines whether loneliness is associated with the presence of cardiovascular diseases taking into account the role of late-life depression. METHODS: Cross-sectional data of 477 older adults in the Netherlands Study of Depressed Older Persons were used. Logistic regression analysis was performed to examine the relation between loneliness and cardiovascular disease...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401595/assessing-a-cognitive-music-training-for-older-participants-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#17
Michele Biasutti, Anthony Mangiacotti
OBJECTIVES: In a randomised controlled trial, we investigated whether a cognitive training based on rhythm-music and music improvisation exercises had positive effects on executive functions in older participants. METHODS: Thirty-five residents in a guest home with mild-moderate cognitive impairment and healthy ageing were randomly assigned to an experimental group (n = 18) featuring cognitive music training composed of 12 bi-weekly 70-min sessions, and a control group (n = 17) attended 12 bi-weekly 45-min sessions of gymnastic activities offered by the institute...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401587/valuation-of-life-as-outcome-and-mediator-of-a-depression-intervention-for-older-african-americans-the-get-busy-get-better-trial
#18
Laura N Gitlin, Jeanine M Parisi, Jin Huang, Laraine Winter, David L Roth
OBJECTIVE: Previously, we showed that Get Busy Get Better (GBGB), a 10-session multicomponent home-based, behavioral intervention, reduced depressive symptom severity in older African Americans. As appraising the value of life is associated with depressive symptoms, this study examined whether GBGB enhanced positive appraisals of life and if, in turn, this mediated treatment effects on depressive symptoms. METHODS: Data were from a single-blind parallel randomized trial involving 208 African Americans (≥55 years old) with depressive symptoms (Patient Health Questionnaire, PHQ-9 ≥5)...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393426/the-neuropsychology-of-delirium-advancing-the-science-of-delirium-assessment
#19
Zoë Tieges, Jonathan J Evans, Karin J Neufeld, Alasdair M J MacLullich
OBJECTIVE: The diagnosis of delirium depends on eliciting its features through mental status examination and informant history. However, there is marked heterogeneity in how these features are assessed, from binary subjective clinical judgement to more comprehensive methods supported by cognitive testing. The aim of this article is to review the neuropsychological research in delirium and suggest future directions in research and clinical practice. METHODS: We reviewed the neuropsychological literature on formal assessment and quantification of the different domains in delirium, focusing on the core feature of inattention...
April 9, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379646/the-occurrence-and-persistence-of-thoughts-of-suicide-self-harm-and-death-in-family-caregivers-of-people-with-dementia-a-longitudinal-data-analysis-over-2%C3%A2-years
#20
Karlijn J Joling, Siobhan T O'Dwyer, Cees M P M Hertogh, Hein P J van Hout
OBJECTIVE: Family caregivers of people with dementia often report high levels of stress and depression, but little is known about those who contemplate suicide or self-harm. This study explores thoughts of suicide, self-harm and death in dementia caregivers and investigates the characteristics that distinguish them from those without such thoughts. METHODS: Data were collected every 3 months, for 24 months, from 192 family caregivers of people with dementia living in the Netherlands...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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