Geriatric Psychiatry Research Update: April 2017

April 13, 2017

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

Editor's note: This article was published on April 3, 2017, and has since been updated.

References:

1. Kryscio RJ, Abner EL, Caban-Holt A, et al. Association of antioxidant supplement use and dementia in the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease by Vitamin E and Selenium Trial (PREADViSE)JAMA Neurol. Published online March 20, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2016.5778. Accessed March 27, 2017.

2. Wotton CJ, Goldacre MJ. Associations between specific autoimmune diseases and subsequent dementia: retrospective record-linkage cohort study, UK. J Epidemiol Community Health. Published online March 1, 2017. doi:10.1136/jech-2016-207809. Accessed March 27, 2017.

3. Kolanowski A, Fick D, Litaker M, et al. Effect of cognitively stimulating activities on symptom management of delirium superimposed on dementia: a randomized controlled trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016;64:2424-2432.