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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.
Positive Psychiaty, Resilience, and Aging
The latest updates in geriatric psychiatry.
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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.
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