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The Skinny on Dementia

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The latest news in geriatric psychiatry covers olfactory deficits in cognitively impaired patients, a smartphone app for older adults with serious mental illness, and adjunctive ketamine for late-life depression.

The genetics of dementia, dyslipidemia, and diabetes may hold the key to preventive therapy.

Three recent studies on dementia show antioxidants lack preventive effects, autoimmune disease hospitalization is a risk factor, and cognitive stimulation has modest benefits.

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Functional remediation therapy addresses the cognitive problems of the nearly 50% of patients who remain impaired even when euthymic.

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Insights from 3 recent studies on the benefits of mental stimulation for mild cognitive impairment, effect of brain stimulation on memory, and risk of dementia in men with sleep apnea.

Can cardiovascular fitness help older adults ward off dementia?

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