Tag Archives: Depression / Dysphoria

Depression Management in Nursing-Home Residents (Lancet)

Summary This study aimed to establish the effectiveness of a structural approach to depression management in nursing homes in the Netherlands. A multidisciplinary care programme, Act in Case of Depression (AiD), was found to reduce the prevalence of depression in … Continue reading

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Sertraline or Mirtazapine Versus a Placebo for Treatment of Depression in Dementia (HTA-SADD Trial)

Summary This randomised control trial took place across nine English old-age psychiatry units. It examined the clinical effectiveness of sertraline and mirtazapine in reducing depression compared with a placebo. 326 patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), depression and a Cornell Scale … Continue reading

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Older Adults With Severe, Treatment-Resistant Depression (JAMA)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary This article summarises effective strategies for the detection and treatment of late-life depression. Older patients can be screened for depression … Continue reading

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Home-Based Exercise and Support Programme for People with Dementia and their Caregivers: RCT Study Protocol (BMC Public Health)

Summary This document covers the design of a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) to investigate the effects of a home-based exercise and support programme to help reduce depression in people with dementia and their caregivers. The aim is to work towards … Continue reading

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Discontinuation of Antidepressants in People with Dementia and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (DESEP Study) (BMJ)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary Roughly 80% of nursing home residents have dementia in Norway. 90% have neuropsychiatric symptoms. Roughly 40% of residents in Norwegian … Continue reading

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Evidence Update: Treatment of Depression in People With Dementia (NHS Evidence)

Summary Depression is common in dementia. It often causes distress, reduces quality of life, worsens cognitive and functional impairment, increases mortality, and also brings about stress and depression in carers. Earlier Guidance The NICE Clinical Guideline on Dementia (CG42) recommends … Continue reading

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Health Technology Assessment Study into the Use of Antidepressants for Depression in Dementia (HTA-SADD)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Summary Research into the efficacy and safety of two of the most commonly prescribed drugs, sertraline and mirtazapine, has found that these treatments … Continue reading

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