American Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry

Depression tool's accuracy questioned

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A familiar tool for diagnosing depression in dementia patients might not be very effective in the nursing home setting, according to recent findings in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

 Therapy animals delay onset of some dementia symptoms

Therapy animals delay onset of some dementia symptoms

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Nursing home residents who interacted with therapy-trained animals showed slower rates of cognitive impairment and lower depression, researchers say.

Brain fitness improves function, study finds

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Residents who used the Dakim BrainFitness brain training program for up to six months built up their cognitive strength, according to a new study.