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In older adults with mild cognitive impairment and depression, social isolation is significantly associated with an increased likelihood of peptic ulcer recurrence, according to a study published online in Psychosomatic Medicine.  The study spanned 1900 adults age 55 and older with mild cognitive…
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Older adults screened for Alzheimer disease in primary care showed no difference afterward in health-related quality of life or symptoms of depression and anxiety compared with older adults who were not screened, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics…
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In middle-age and older adults, depressive symptoms that were persistent, as well as depressive symptoms that were remitted, were associated with a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease compared with no depressive symptoms at all. Researchers published these findings from a large prospective…
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In older adults with Alzheimer disease dementia and mild cognitive impairment, symbols with distracting features hinder comprehension. Researchers published their findings online in the journal Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders.  “Symbols with visual cues, by contrast, facilitate symbol…
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Poor cardiovascular health tripled the risk of developing depression in a group of otherwise healthy adults over 4 years of follow-up, according to a study published online in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.  “Ameliorating cardiovascular health might decrease depression risk…
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Addressing negative emotions early on appears to benefit older adults with major depressive disorder, cognitive impairment, and suicidal ideation, according to a study published online in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  “Our main findings highlight that negative emotions need to be…
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Deep brain stimulation of the subcallosal cingulate SCC DBS) appears to offer sustained antidepressant efficacy and long-term safety for patients with treatment-resistant depression for up to 8 years, according to a study published online in The American Journal of Psychiatry. “Given that patients…
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For older adults with newly diagnosed hearing loss, getting a hearing aid (HA) may be associated with lower risk of dementia, depression, and anxiety over 3 years, as well as lower risk of fall-related injuries. In order to clarify the effects of receiving a HA on outcomes in adults aged 66 years…
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By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Seniors with declining vision are more likely than peers with good eyesight to experience discrimination as well as depression that may result from this bias, a new study from the UK suggests. After surveying more than 7,000 men and women aged 50 and older,…
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By Lorraine L. Janeczko NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In people with Parkinson disease (PD), bright-light therapy (BLT) is no better at alleviating major depression (MDD) than is a low-light condition, new research from the Netherlands suggests. "This study provides Class I evidence that BLT is not…
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