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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642002/development-of-geriatric-mental-health-learning-objectives-for-medical-students-a-response-to-the-institute-of-medicine-2012-report
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Susan W Lehmann, William B Brooks, Dennis Popeo, Kirsten M Wilkins, Mary C Blazek
America is aging as the population of older adults increases. The shortage of geriatric mental health specialists means that most geriatric mental healthcare will be provided by physicians who do not have specialty training in geriatrics. The Institute of Medicine Report of 2012 highlighted the urgent need for development of national competencies and curricula in geriatric mental health for all clinicians. Virtually all physicians can expect to treat older patients with mental health symptoms, yet currently there are no widely accepted learning objectives in geriatric mental health specific for medical students...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639714/plasma-cytokine-il-6-levels-and-subjective-cognitive-decline-preliminary-findings
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Andrew P Keegan, Daniel Paris, Cheryl A Luis, Laila Abdullah, Ghania Ait-Ghezala, David Beaulieu-Abdelahad, Makenzie Pryor, Jillian Chaykin, Gogce Crynen, Fiona Crawford, Michael Mullan
OBJECTIVE: Detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD) prior to clinical inception will be paramount for introducing disease modifying treatments. We have begun collecting baseline characteristics of a community cohort for longitudinal assessment and testing of antecedent blood-based biomarkers. We describe the baseline visit from the first 131 subjects in relationship to a commonly described cytokine, interleukin 6 (IL-6). METHODS: Subjects from the community presented for a free memory screening with varying degrees of memory concern...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636582/bilateral-dmpfc-rtms-leads-to-sustained-remission-in-geriatric-treatment-resistant-depression-a-case-report
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David Sender, Bruno Palazzo Nazar, Tathiana Baczynski, Flávia Paes, Peter Fettes, Jonathan Downar, Carlos Campos, Antonio Egidio Nardi, Sergio Machado
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634202/hemoglobin-a1c-variability-predicts-symptoms-of-depression-in-elderly-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ramit Ravona-Springer, Anthony Heymann, James Schmeidler, Erin Moshier, Elizabeth Guerrero-Berroa, Laili Soleimani, Mary Sano, Derek Leroith, Rachel Preiss, Ruth Tzukran, Jeremy M Silverman, Michal Schnaider Beeri
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyze the relationship of variability in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) over years with subsequent depressive symptoms. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Subjects (n = 837) were participants of the Israel Diabetes and Cognitive Decline (IDCD) study, which aimed to examine the relationship of characteristics of long-term type 2 diabetes with cognitive decline. All pertain to a diabetes registry established in 1998, which contains an average of 18 HbA1c measurements per subject...
June 20, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633628/olfactory-testing-in-consecutive-patients-referred-with-suspected-dementia
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Ib Thrane Christensen, Elna-Marie Larsson, Ida E Holm, Ole B F Nielsen, Stig Andersen
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and early and accurate diagnosis is important. Olfactory dysfunction is an early sign of AD. The contribution by test of olfactory function has been surveyed in AD vs a line of conditions but remains to be settled in the workup of unselected patients referred with suspected dementia. METHODS: We performed a two-step investigation: first, a comparative study of healthy controls and probable AD patients to test the applicability of the chosen scents (cuisine study); second, a study of consecutive patients referred to our geriatric outpatient clinic for suspected dementia with the investigating personnel blinded to the results of the Olfactory Test (blinded study)...
June 20, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633384/correlates-of-dyspnoea-and-its-association-with-adverse-outcomes-in-a-cohort-of-adults-aged-80-and-over
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Eralda Hegendörfer, Bert Vaes, Catharina Matheï, Gijs Van Pottelbergh, Jean-Marie Degryse
Background: adults aged 80 and over, a fast growing age-group, with increased co-morbidity and frailty have not been the focus of previous research on dyspnoea. We investigate the correlates of dyspnoea and its association with adverse outcomes in a cohort of adults aged 80 and over. Methods: about 565 community-dwelling adults aged 80 and over of the BELFRAIL prospective cohort had assessment of Medical Research Council dyspnoea scale (MRC), forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1), N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), physical performance tests, grip strength, 15 items geriatric depression scale, activities of daily living (ADL), body mass index (BMI) and demographics data...
June 14, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629480/a-bifactor-and-item-response-analysis-of-the-geriatric-anxiety-inventory
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H Molde, K M Hynninen, T Torsheim, A B Bendixen, K Engedal, N A Pachana, I H Nordhus
BACKGROUND: Due to previously reported mixed findings, there is a need for further empirical research on the factorial structure of the commonly used Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI). Therefore, the psychometric properties of the GAI and its short form version (GAI-SF) were evaluated in a psychogeriatric mixed in-and-out patient sample (n = 543). METHODS: Unidimensionality was tested using a bifactor analysis. Rasch modeling was used to assess scale properties...
June 20, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629294/prevalence-of-insomnia-and-related-impact
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Manchumad Manjavong, Panita Limpawattana, Pisaln Mairiang, Sirirat Anutrakulchai
Background Sleep problem is a common geriatric condition that can result in various outcomes, both physical and mental, that reduce quality of life. The studies regarding the prevalence and impact of insomnia on daily activities in Thailand in pre-elderly and elderly adults are few. Objectives The primary objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of insomnia among pre-elderly and elderly populations and the secondary objective was to study the impact of insomnia on their daily lives. Methods This study included the participants from the urban middle class in the pre-retirement age of 50 years or older adults who worked for Khon Kaen University (KKU), Khon Kaen, Thailand, and their elderly relatives...
August 2016: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625940/prodromal-stage-of-disease-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-how-to-diagnose-in-practice
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Frédéric Blanc, Marc Verny
Disease with Lewy bodies or dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), particularly at the prodromal stage, is a complex disease to diagnose because of different clinical beginnings and variable paths in terms of clinical expression. Thus DLB can be entcountered in different input modes: mild cognitive impairment, depression, acute behavioral disorders, confusion and delirium, or sleep disorders. In the aim to better diagnose the disease, should be sought obviously to search for the key symptoms: fluctuations, hallucinations, extra-pyramidal syndrome, and REM sleep behavior disorder...
June 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621053/factors-affecting-aging-cognitive-function-among-community-dwelling-older-adults
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Chun-Ja Kim, JeeWon Park, Se-Won Kang, Elizabeth A Schlenk
AIM: The study purpose was to determine factors affecting aging cognitive function of 3,645 community-dwelling older adults in Korea. METHODS: The Hasegawa Dementia Scale assessed aging cognitive function, blood analyses and anthropometrics assessed cardio-metabolic risk factors, and the Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form Korean Version assessed depressive symptoms. RESULTS: Participants with poor aging cognitive function were more likely to be in the late age group (≥75 y) and currently smoking and have a medical history of stroke, high body mass index, and high level of depressive symptoms; they were also less likely to engage in regular meals and physical activities...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618150/impact-of-family-characteristics-by-marital-status-of-cohabitating-adult-children-on-depression-among-korean-older-adults
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Juyeong Kim, Young Choi, Jae Woo Choi, Jin Young Nam, Eun-Cheol Park
AIM: To identify the association between different living arrangements of intergenerational household composition and depression in older adults. METHODS: Data from the Korea Longitudinal Study of Aging, the first to fourth waves, were used. Using the first wave as baseline, our analysis included 5046 participants aged ≥60 years with at least one living child. Depression was measured using the 10-item Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression scale. Factors investigated included living arrangements according to household composition and the marital status of a cohabiting adult child...
June 15, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615007/rhythm-centred-music-making-in-community-living-elderly-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Angela Frances Yap, Yu Heng Kwan, Chuen Seng Tan, Syed Ibrahim, Seng Bin Ang
BACKGROUND: Quality of life has become an important aspect in the measurement of the health of an individual as the population ages. Rhythm-centred music making (RMM) has been shown to improve physical, psychological and social health. The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of RMM on quality of life, depressive mood, sleep quality and social isolation in the elderly. METHODS: A randomised controlled trial with cross over was conducted. 54 participants were recruited with 27 participants in each arm...
June 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613287/geriatric-syndromes-and-not-cardiovascular-risk-factors-are-associated-with-cognitive-impairment-among-mexican-community-dwelling-elderly-with-type-2-diabetes
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Omar Yaxmehen Bello-Chavolla, Carlos Alberto Aguilar-Salinas, José Alberto Avila-Funes
BACKGROUND: The association of cognitive impairment and type 2 diabetes has been consistently shown in several studies, yet its association with geriatric syndromes has not been fully explored. OBJECTIVE: To study the correlates of cognitive impairment among community-dwelling elderly with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 135 diabetic persons aged 70 years or older participating in the Coyoacán Cohort Study in Mexico City...
May 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612653/differential-item-functioning-analysis-of-items-on-the-geriatric-depression-scale-15-based-on-the-presence-or-absence-of-cognitive-impairment
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Allison J Midden, Benjamin T Mast
OBJECTIVE: The Geriatric Depression Scale-15 (GDS-15) is a screener for depressive symptoms in older adults. The present study aims to investigate the differential item functioning (DIF) of the GDS-15 items to determine whether or not they are biased by the presence of cognitive impairment. METHOD: Data from 215 older patients were used to examine the GDS-15. Individuals were categorized as cognitively impaired if they scored below the 10th percentile on the Mattis Dementia Rating Scale II...
June 14, 2017: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611655/obesity-and-co-morbid-conditions-are-associated-with-specific-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Ashley H Sanderlin, David Todem, Andrea C Bozoki
Background: Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPSs) in MCI, and midlife obesity increase the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease. It is unknown whether obesity or related health conditions modify the risk of NPS or severity of cognitive impairment in MCI. Methods: One hundred and thirteen subjects with MCI were assessed near the time of MCI diagnosis. The sample was divided by BMI and related disorders, type-2 diabetes (T2D) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to measure the relationship of these groups with NPS and severity of MCI...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604410/feasibility-and-neurobehavioral-changes-of-10-day-simulated-microgravity-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Kyo-In Koo, Dae Kwon Park, Chang Ho Hwang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate feasibility and functional changes of simulated microgravity with 6-degree head-down-tilt (HDT) bed rest in acute ischemic stroke. DESIGN: Patients without lesions in the cingulate cortex and/or cerebellum were enrolled. They underwent HDT for 30 minutes twice per day for 10 weekdays. Systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and heart rate were measured before the HDT, immediately after, and also 30 minutes after the stop...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600999/how-do-risk-factors-affect-bereavement-outcomes-in-later-life-an-exploration-of-the-mediating-role-of-dual-process-coping
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Suqin Tang, Amy Y M Chow
This study is an exploratory study that aims to examine the mediating role of dual process coping in the relationship between risk factors and bereavement outcomes. A total of 178 Hong Kong Chinese bereaved older adults reported their bereavement-related information, dual process coping (Dual Coping Inventory, DCI), complicated grief (Inventory of Complicated Grief; ICG), depression (Geriatric Depression Scale, GDS) and loneliness (De Jong Gierveld Loneliness Scale, DJG) in face-to-face structured interviews...
June 2, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599823/neuropathy-and-presence-of-emotional-distress-and-depression-in-longstanding-diabetes-results-from-the-canadian-study-of-longevity-in-type-1-diabetes
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Johnny-Wei Bai, Leif E Lovblom, Marina Cardinez, Alanna Weisman, Mohammed A Farooqi, Elise M Halpern, Genevieve Boulet, Devrim Eldelekli, Julie A Lovshin, Yuliya Lytvyn, Hillary A Keenan, Michael H Brent, Narinder Paul, Vera Bril, David Z I Cherney, Bruce A Perkins
AIM: To determine the association of neuropathy and other complications with emotional distress and depression among patients with longstanding type 1 diabetes (T1DM). METHODS: Canadians with ≥50years of T1DM completed a questionnaire including assessment of distress and depression by the Problem Areas in Diabetes Scale (PAID) and Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), respectively. Complications were determined using the Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (Questionnaire Component), fundoscopy reports, renal function tests, and self-reported peripheral-(PVD) and cardiovascular (CVD) disease...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591764/a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial-of-interventions-to-improve-functional-recovery-after-hospitalization-in-older-adults-feasibility-and-adherence
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Rachel R Deer, Shawn M Goodlett, Steve R Fisher, Jacques Baillargeon, Jared M Dickinson, Mukaila Raji, Elena Volpi
Background.: Hospitalization is a major risk factor for functional decline, disability, loss of independence, and mortality in older adults. Evidence-based interventions to improve functional recovery from hospitalization are difficult to evaluate and implement in geriatric patients. The goal of this pilot study was to test the feasibility of recruiting geriatric inpatients and implementing pragmatic interventions to improve physical function following hospitalization. Methods...
June 7, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591386/impact-of-insomnia-on-self-perceived-health-in-the-elderly
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Janiciene Silva, Annibal Truzzi, Fayanne Schaustz, Roberta Barros, Marisa Santos, Jerson Laks
Objective: To investigate the association between self-perceived health, and sociodemographic and clinical factors in a sample of elderly outpatients in Rio de Janeiro. Methods: A sample of 345 elderly patients was assessed with an anamnesis, Lawton and Brody's Scale, Katz Index, Geriatric Depression Scale, Timed Up and Go Test, and Study of Osteoporotic Fracture Index. Logistic regression analyses were performed to investigate the predictors of self-perceived health...
May 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
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