Three recent studies investigate the links to sleep problems, seizures, and proton pump inhibitors. ©VitStudio/Shutterstock
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New Portents of Alzheimer Disease
Researchers investigate Alzheimer disease in 3 key areas: sleep, seizures, and proton pump inhibitors.
Curb Your Enthusiasm for ACE Inhibitors in Alzheimer Disease
Recent findings challenge the notion that these agents can provide sustained protection against cognitive decline.
Cognitive Enhancement—With Yoga
In this pilot study, older adults who practiced yoga did better on measures of verbal and visual memory and executive function than those in memory training classes.
Early Warnings of Dementia and Depression
Among the clues revealed in 3 recent studies: brain amyloid, saliva biomarkers, and microvascular dysfunction.
Updated Key to the Diagnosis of Dementia
Alzheimer disease—or dementia with Lewy bodies? Recently revised consensus criteria can help you solve this diagnostic dilemma.
Smart Moves to Prevent Dementia
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.
Key to Prevention of Cognitive Decline in Hypertensive Patients
Although high blood pressure may put patients at risk for dementia, a class of antihypertensives appears to have a preventive effect.
Positive Psychiaty, Resilience, and Aging
The latest updates in geriatric psychiatry.
Challenges of Treating Depression in the Elderly
Comorbid medical symptoms, polypharmacy, and cognitive decline are hallmarks of depression in the fastest growing segment of the population.
Ethical and Legal Issues in Geriatric Psychiatry
The presence of a psychiatric diagnosis does not necessarily indicate lack of decisional capacity.
5 Key Issues About Comorbidity in Geriatric Bipolar Disorder
Clinicians need to consider and manage multiple medical and cognitive comorbidities when working with the elderly population. This slideshow provides an overview of key points relevant to geriatric bipolar disorder as it relates to comorbidity.
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