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The nature and determinants of neuropsychological functioning in late-life depression.
TLDR
Late-life depression is characterized by slowed information processing, which affects all realms of cognition, and this supports the concept that frontostriatal dysfunction plays a key role in LLD.
Rates and Risk Factors for Nonadherence to the Medical Regimen After Adult Solid Organ Transplantation
TLDR
The estimated nonadherence rates, overall and by transplant type, allow clinicians to gauge patient risk and target resources accordingly and suggest that attention should focus on other classes of variables (e.g., provider-related and systems-level factors), which may be more influential.
Late-life depression and risk of vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of community-based cohort studies
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Late-life depression is associated with an increased risk for all-cause dementia, vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and the present results suggest that it will be valuable to design clinical trials to investigate the effect of late- life depression prevention on risk of dementia.
Intelligent assistive technology applications to dementia care: current capabilities, limitations, and future challenges.
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The authors conducted an extensive search of the computer science, engineering, and medical databases to review intelligent cognitive devices, physiologic and environmental sensors, and advanced integrated sensor networks that may find future applications in dementia care.
The association of late-life depression and anxiety with physical disability: a review of the literature and prospectus for future research.
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The authors searched the recent geriatric literature for studies associating late-life depression or anxiety with physical disability and found studies showed depression in old age to be an independent risk factor for disability; similarly, disability was found to be a risk factors for depression.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Service Utilization Among Urban Mental Health Center Clients
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Analyses comparing service use between PTSD and nonPTSD clients supported the expectation that clients with PTSD would use more mental health services, and would be less satisfied with services than their nonP TSD counterparts.
User-Centered Design and Interactive Health Technologies for Patients
TLDR
An overview of user-centered design is provided and the development of Pocket Personal Assistant for Tracking Health (Pocket PATH) is used to illustrate how these principles and techniques were applied to involve patients in theDevelopment of this interactive health technology.
Nortriptyline and interpersonal psychotherapy as maintenance therapies for recurrent major depression: a randomized controlled trial in patients older than 59 years.
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In geriatric patients with recurrent major depression, maintenance treatment with nortriptyline or IPT is superior to placebo in preventing or delaying recurrence and combined treatment using both appears to be the optimal clinical strategy in preserving recovery.
Healthy Older Adults’ Sleep Predicts All-Cause Mortality at 4 to 19 Years of Follow-Up
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Older adults with specific EEG sleep characteristics have an excess risk of dying beyond that associated with age, gender, or medical burden, and the findings suggest that interventions to optimize and protect older adults’ sleep initiation, continuity, and quality may be warranted.
Comorbid anxiety disorders in depressed elderly patients.
TLDR
A relatively high rate of current and lifetime anxiety disorders in elderly depressed individuals is found and symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder were associated with a more severe presentation of depressive illness in elderly subjects.
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