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In this study of 138 elderly subjects (112 without and 26 with dementia) obtained from a community sample of elderly African-American subjects, there were no significant differences in mean Geriatric Depression Scale scores by Apo E ε4 status for dementia or nondementia subjects. Three...
The authors compared the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Fuld Object-Memory Exam (FULD) in a Hispanic non-immigrant population in New Mexico. Results demonstrated that performance on the MMSE was affected by lower education and income levels. Performance on the FULD was not affected...
The author reviews the literature on the epidemiology, symptom picture, and treatment of elderly patients who have encountered serious psychological trauma earlier in life. Data are predominantly derived from studies of aging Holocaust survivors and combat veterans from World War II, the Korean...
The authors assessed Jive groups of older subjects (age > 45) for evidence of minor physical anomalies. The groups were patients with early-onset schizophrenia (onset at age < 45; n = 15), late-onset schizophrenia (onset at age > 45; n = 8), Alzheimer's disease (AD; n = 11), and unipolar...
Schizophrenia has traditionally been viewed as a psychotic disorder with onset in adolescence or early adulthood and a deteriorating course. Over the past decade, the authors have been studying patients meeting DSM-IH-R as well as specified research criteria for late-onset schizophrenia (onset...
The authors assessed the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of open valproate administration in a group of elderly patients with agitation and neuropsychiatric disorders (N= 13), most of whom had dementia (n= 12). Dosing was individualized according to the response of target symptoms and side...
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