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Seven of fourteen elderly female patients (mean age 82.3 [75-89] years) with abnormalities of cognition, memory and affect of organic causation were randomly assigned to be given cognitive training, especially relating to memory, as part of rehabilitation measures for medical or orthopaedic diseases. The other seven served as controls. Training extended(More)
BACKGROUND So far, most studies on treatment strategies in elderly depressive patients have included only patients in good physical health, thereby excluding and neglecting somatic co-morbidity, which is very prevalent and relevant in geriatric psychiatry. METHOD 40 elderly depressive inpatients at the Department of Internal Medicine in Hochzirl who had(More)
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