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Which pharmacotherapeutic approaches have the most evidence for effectiveness in cognitive enhancement? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

Three new studies show exercise can improve cognitive function, psychotropics for PTSD may raise dementia risk, and 3 biomarkers can help predict cognitive decline in elderly persons.

Although high blood pressure may put patients at risk for dementia, a class of antihypertensives appears to have a preventive effect.

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Helping patients who have significant medical illness as well as mental illness is a challenge, especially when the diagnosis is unclear. Hospital psychiatrists play a critical role in the management of these behaviorally compromised patients.

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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