Screen for depression to help prevent functional decline in seniors, clinicians urged
Jan 03, 2023
Seniors with depression are over five times more likely to experience decline in activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living, investigators say.
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Nov 16, 2022
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Study: Residents received more mental health-related prescriptions during pandemic
Nov 10, 2022
Long-stay nursing home residents were more depressed during the pandemic and also treated more often with drugs that work on the central nervous system, according to a study across Michigan facilities.
Timely treatment of depression could lower dementia risk, long-term study finds
Oct 18, 2022
The course that depression takes may change one’s vulnerability to dementia, and depression treatment may play a large role in that risk, investigators report.
Rising caregiver depression, care hours evident up to 10 years before a partner’s dementia diagnosis
Sep 08, 2022
An increase in caregiving hours and depressive symptoms are detectable in caregivers at least 10 years before their partner is diagnosed with cognitive impairment, a new study finds.
Depression may crop up two years before a stroke: study
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Jul 20, 2022
“Depression is not only a post-stroke issue, but also a pre-stroke phenomenon,” researchers say.
Better measures needed to assess pain, depression in older adults, study finds
Jul 08, 2022
Older adults may be experiencing pain and depression, but cognition impairment and other factors may too often prevent them from conveying those issues to doctors and caregivers.
Psychiatric disorders may raise risk of COVID-19 re-infection: Research
Apr 19, 2022
Fully vaccinated COVID-19 survivors with a history of certain psychiatric disorders may be pre-disposed to reinfection, researchers from the San Francisco Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System and the...
Seniors with late-onset depression have poor treatment response
Apr 15, 2022
About one fifth of the patients aged 65 and older with first-time depression did not respond to antidepressant treatment during a one-year study period.
Pandemic safety measures raised seniors’ risk for depression, anxiety, analysts say
Apr 05, 2022
Older adults who stayed at home and practiced social distancing during the pandemic were more likely to experience mental health problems, including twice the risk of depressive symptoms, a new study finds.