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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210994/factors-related-to-the-quality-of-life-of-older-prisoners
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Stefaan De Smet, Liesbeth De Donder, Denis Ryan, Sofie Van Regenmortel, Dorien Brosens, Stijn Vandevelde
PURPOSES: There is evidence of an increasing emphasis on the relevance of the quality of life-paradigm as an outcome measure for clients in geriatric, forensic, as well as correctional care. This paper aims to explore to what extent variables that were categorized according to the main areas of the Good Lives Model ('the self', 'the body' and 'social life') are related to the quality of life domains of older imprisoned offenders. METHODS: Data were collected by means of a structured questionnaire administered in individual interviews with 93 older prisoners aged 60 years and over in 16 prisons of the Dutch-speaking region in Belgium...
February 16, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162112/hoarding-in-the-elderly-a-critical-review-of-the-recent-literature
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David M Roane, Alyssa Landers, Jackson Sherratt, Gillian S Wilson
BACKGROUND: Hoarding is now a stand-alone diagnosis in DSM-5. The objective of this review is to critically evaluate the most recent literature on hoarding disorder (HD) in ageing patients. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using PubMed and PsychINFO to identify papers from 2000 to 2015 that examined HD and hoarding symptoms in late-life participants. RESULTS: Thirteen studies met inclusion criteria. Selected studies had significant methodological limitations with regard to participant sampling, diagnostic criteria, and methods for identifying co-morbid conditions...
February 6, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159060/gender-differences-in-the-incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-hip-fracture-a-16-year-longitudinal-study-in-a-southern-european-population
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Elena Lobo, Guillermo Marcos, Javier Santabárbara, Helena Salvador-Rosés, Luis Lobo-Escolar, Concepción De la Cámara, Alberto Aso, Antonio Lobo-Escolar
OBJECTIVES: To analyze independently in men and women the incidence rate of and risk factors for hip fracture in a southern European population. Illiteracy, dementia, clinically significant depression and disability were factors to receive special emphasis. STUDY DESIGN: A community sample of 4803 individuals aged over 55 years was assessed in a two-phase case-finding study in Zaragoza, Spain, and was followed up for 16 years. Medical history and psychiatric history were collected with standardized instruments, including the History and Aetiology Schedule, the Geriatric Mental State (GMS) scale, and a Risk Factors Questionnaire...
March 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143628/pulling-your-hair-out-in-geriatric-psychiatry-a-case-report
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Mairead M Bartley, Maria I Lapid, Jon E Grant
Trichotillomania is a relatively understudied psychiatric disorder. Even less is known about this disorder in the elderly. We describe an unusual case of an elderly woman presenting for the first time with trichotillomania at age 70 and highlight the treatment complexities we encountered.
February 1, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127989/psychiatric-symptom-burden-in-older-people-living-with-hiv-with-and-without-cognitive-impairment-the-ucsf-hiv-over-60-cohort-study
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Benedetta Milanini, Stephanie Catella, Brandon Perkovich, Pardis Esmaeili-Firidouni, Lauren Wendelken, Robert Paul, Meredith Greene, Robin Ketelle, Victor Valcour
Psychiatric comorbidities are common in people living with HIV (PLWH) and adversely affect life satisfaction, treatment adherence and disease progression. There are few data to inform the burden of psychiatric symptoms in older PLWH, a rapidly growing demographic in the U.S. We performed a cross-sectional analysis to understand the degree to which symptom burden was associated with cognitive disorders in PLWH over age 60. Participants completed a standardized neuropsychological battery and were assigned cognitive diagnoses using Frascati criteria...
January 27, 2017: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124100/-treatment-with-psychotropic-agents-in-patients-with-dementia-and-delirium-gap-between-guideline-recommendations-and-treatment-practice
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Walter Hewer, Christine Thomas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Psychiatric symptoms in dementia and delirium are associated with a substantially reduced quality of life of patients and their families and often challenging for professionals. Pharmacoepidemiological surveys have shown that, in particular, patients living in nursing homes receive prescriptions of psychotropic agents in significant higher frequency than recommended by current guidelines. This article focuses on a critical appraisal of this gap from the point of view of German healthcare services...
February 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122529/monetary-costs-of-alzheimer-s-disease-in-china-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-observational-study
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Fangyu Li, Shuoqi Chen, Cuibai Wei, Jianping Jia
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia. International multilateral cost-of-illness (COI) studies have revealed that the cost of treating this disease is huge, which places a significant burden on patients' families and their healthcare systems. However, no such studies have been conducted in China. This study estimates the monetary costs of patients with AD in mainland China. METHODS: This study planned to start in October 2015 and to finish in March 2016...
January 25, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048992/-geriatric-psychiatry-and-dementia
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Philippe Fernandez
Behavioural disorders linked to dementia are common. The intertwining of psychiatric and neurodegenerative pathologies means caregivers are faced with complex situations on a daily basis. The expertise of the geriatric psychiatry teams helps to guide the clinical reasoning and to find the best nursing approach in order to understand the symptom and support the patient.
January 2017: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038782/-functional-decline-and-presence-of-symptoms-in-palliative-care-cause-or-consequence
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Alfredo Zamora-Mur, María Nabal-Vicuña, Aranzazu Zamora-Catevilla, Rafael García-Foncillas, Verónica Calderero-Aragón, Óscar Aubí-Catevilla, Fernando Lostalé-Latorre
INTRODUCTION: Several publications have related functional decline to the appearance of symptoms, especially psychiatric or psychological ones, such as anxiety and depression. Moreover, an initial depressive disorder or prior to functional decline usually worsens it. It was decided to investigate the relationship between the presence of functional decline, measured by a decrease in the Barthel index (BI), and the presence of symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective analytical study conducted on patients referred to a Home Care Support Team (HCST)...
December 27, 2016: Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003385/evidence-for-greater-forensic-education-of-all-psychiatry-residents
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Howard L Forman, David W Preven
Booth and his colleagues have made an important contribution to the emerging evidence base that shows education in forensic psychiatry topics can improve attitudes toward the field. Given the desinstitutionalization of those with severe mental illness from state psychiatric facilities and the incarceration of many individuals with severe mental illness in correctional facilities, the need to train many more psychiatrists with competence in correctional settings is clear. Simply training more forensic psychiatrists will not both meet the psychiatric needs of incarcerated patients and fulfill the essential roles forensic psychiatrists play in the justice system...
December 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000558/coarse-classification-to-region-scalable-refining-for-white-matter-lesions-segmentation-in-multi-channel-mri
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Renping Yu, Liang Xiao, Zhihui Wei
Brain lesions, especially White Matter Lesions (WMLs) that mostly found on magnetic resonance images of elderly people, are not only associated with normal aging, but also with various geriatric disorders including cardiovascular diseases, vascular disease, psychiatric disorders and dementia. Quantitative analysis of WMLs in large clinical trials is crucial in scientific investigations of such neurological diseases as well as in studying aging processes. Exploiting the different appearances of WMLs in multiple modalities, we propose a novel coarse classification to region-scalable refining method to segment WMLs in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) sequences without user intervention...
December 20, 2016: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994004/biological-aging-and-the-future-of-geriatric-psychiatry
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REVIEW
Bret R Rutherford, Warren D Taylor, Patrick J Brown, Joel R Sneed, Steven P Roose
Advances in understanding the biological bases of aging have intellectually revitalized the field of geriatric psychiatry and broadened its scope to include promoting successful aging and studying resilience factors in older adults. To describe the process by which this paradigm shift has occurred and illustrate its implications for treatment and research of late-life brain disorders, late-life depression is discussed as a prototype case. Prior phases of geriatric psychiatry research were focused on achieving depressive symptom relief, outlining pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic differences between older and younger adults, and identifying moderators of treatment response...
December 18, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986999/-non-pharmacological-treatment-of-dementia-in-geriatric-psychiatry-care-units-scoping-review
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Anne Göhner, Michael Hüll, Sebastian Voigt-Radloff
BACKGROUND: The number of persons suffering from dementia will continuously increase in the coming years; therefore, evidence-based interventions are needed in geriatric psychiatric care. When evidence is poor scoping reviews may help to identify knowledge gaps and needs for research. AIM OF THE ARTICLE: To present an overview of clinical trials on non-pharmacological treatment for elderly with dementia in hospitals, wards and nursing homes, specializing in gerontopsychiatric care...
December 16, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901275/peripheral-nerve-blocks-for-the-treatment-of-headache-in-older-adults-a-retrospective-study
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Jacob R Hascalovici, Matthew S Robbins
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to provide demographical and clinical descriptions of patients age 65 years old and older who were treated with peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) at our institution and evaluate the safety and efficacy of this treatment. BACKGROUND: Headache disorders are common, disabling chronic neurological diseases that often persist with advancing age. Geriatric headache management poses unique therapeutic challenges because of considerations of comorbidity, drug interactions, and adverse effects...
January 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814838/benzodiazepine-use-in-older-adults-dangers-management-and-alternative-therapies
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REVIEW
Matej Markota, Teresa A Rummans, John Michael Bostwick, Maria I Lapid
Several major medical and psychiatric organizations, including the American Geriatrics Society, advise against using benzodiazepines or nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics in older adults. Despite these recommendations, benzodiazepines continue to be massively prescribed to a group with the highest risk of serious adverse effects from these medications. This article summarizes legitimate reasons for prescribing benzodiazepines in the elderly, serious associated risks of prescribing them, particularly when not indicated, barriers physicians encounter in changing their prescription patterns, and evidence-based strategies on how to discontinue benzodiazepines in older patients...
November 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807447/endoscopic-management-of-foreign-bodies-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Mikhael Bekkerman, Amit H Sachdev, Javier Andrade, Yitzhak Twersky, Shahzad Iqbal
Foreign body ingestion is a common diagnosis that presents in emergency departments throughout the world. Distinct foreign bodies predispose to particular locations of impaction in the gastrointestinal tract, commonly meat boluses in the esophagus above a preexisting esophageal stricture or ring in adults and coins in children. Several other groups are at high risk of foreign body impaction, mentally handicapped individuals or those with psychiatric illness, abusers of drugs or alcohol, and the geriatric population...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792402/is-18-f-fdg-pet-suitable-to-predict-clinical-response-to-the-treatment-of-geriatric-depression-a-systematic-review-of-pet-studies
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Franco De Crescenzo, Mario Ciliberto, Deny Menghini, Giorgio Treglia, Klaus P Ebmeier, Luigi Janiri
BACKGROUND: Geriatric depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders in later life. It differs from earlier depression in its presentation, etiology, risk factors, protective factors and outcome. Positron emission tomography (PET) can be used to detect changes in neural circuitry in neuropsychiatric disorders, and several authors have assessed its role in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with geriatric depression. We reviewed the current evidence on the use of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET) in geriatric depressed patients to find predictors of treatment response...
October 28, 2016: Aging & Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749211/depressive-symptoms-and-associated-factors-in-institutionalized-elderly
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Javier Jerez-Roig, Nayara Priscila Dantas de Oliveira, Bartolomeu Fagundes de Lima Filho, Maria Amanda de Farias Bezerra, Monayane Grazielly Leite Matias, Lidiane Macedo Ferreira, Fabienne Louise Juvêncio Dos Santos Amaral, Dyego Leandro Bezerra Souza, Kenio Costa Lima
: Background/Study Context: Depression is a common psychiatric disorder in the elderly that leads to a decrease in quality of life and functional impairment, among other health problems. The study of depressive symptoms in institutionalized elderly is scarce in Latin America and can contribute to plan prevention and treatment actions in order to improve health conditions for the residents as well as quality of life. Therefore, the aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of depressive symptoms and identify its associated factors in institutionalized elderly...
October 2016: Experimental Aging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746070/use-of-tablet-devices-in-the-management-of-agitation-among-inpatients-with-dementia-an-open-label-study
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Ipsit V Vahia, Rujvi Kamat, Cheng Vang, Carolina Posada, Lisa Ross, Sarah Oreck, Alok Bhatt, Colin Depp, Dilip V Jeste, Daniel D Sewell
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility, safety, and utility of tablet devices as novel nonpharmacologic tools in managing older psychiatric inpatients with agitation and dementia. METHODS: Thirty-six patients at a geriatric psychiatry inpatient unit were provided with tablets when agitated and used various apps on the tablet related to communication, games, music, web browser, and photography during their stay. Study staff documented the frequency, duration, and app usage history and rated the extent to which agitation improved after tablet use...
August 4, 2016: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743677/-prescription-of-antipsychotics-in-elderly-patients-with-dementia-in-a-psychiatric-hospital-impact-of-recommendations-of-the-french-health-authority
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X Jégouzo, M Desbordes, S Delègue, G Le Vacon, M Patrick, S Mouchabac
OBJECTIVES: Behavioral and psychological symptoms have a high prevalence in dementia. They include mood disorders, psychotic disorders and behavioral disorders such as aggression or screaming. Despite a number of side effects and an increased mortality, antipsychotic drugs are widely prescribed for treatment of this disorder. In France, this increased risk of mortality led in 2009 to the adoption of guidelines concerning all antipsychotics. The guidelines propose a sensible use of antipsychotics after the establishment of non-pharmacological measures...
October 12, 2016: L'Encéphale
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