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Symptoms frequent in patients with late-life depression are similar to those in mixed-aged samples. Nine of the Ham-D items appear most useful for assessment of change during treatment.
These results suggest that older adults with a gambling disorder experience increased severity of health and psychosocial problems, compared with older adult non/infrequent gamblers matched by age, sex, race, and recruitment site.
In this pooled sample of more than 2,000 subjects with mild-to-moderate AD, those who received galantamine therapy experienced modestly better, but statistically significant, outcomes in their behavioral symptoms than placebo-treated subjects. The cluster of hallucinations, anxiety, apathy and...
Neuropsychiatric symptoms of AD patients adversely affect both patient and caregiver QOL. These results suggest that identifying and treating neuropsychiatric symptoms in AD may improve both patient and caregiver QOL.
A single-item global rating of patient QOL could prove useful in assessing QOL of most mild-to-severe-stage AD patients. Affective impairment, more than cognitive or functional impairment, drives this assessment. Screening for and addressing depressive symptoms could improve AD patients'...
Having fewer social resources may contribute to elevated admission risk and need for mental health and social services among older nursing home residents who have alcohol use disorders. Duration and severity of alcohol problems may help explain gender differences in length of stay among these...
Preventing falls in cognitively impaired older people is particularly difficult. An intervention strategy would probably have to include treatment of psychiatric and behavioral symptoms, improvement of gait and balance, and adjustment of drug treatment, as well as careful staff supervision.
Patients with concurrent mental disorders, such as major depression and alcohol dependence, are increasingly prevalent in clinical practice and have been demonstrated to show poorer treatment response and higher treatment costs. The results of this trial underscore the importance of addressing...
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