Tag Archives: Depression in Older People

Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Older People (Age UK / NHS England / MHF)

Summary Age UK has reported the results of a YouGov survey which indicates that half of older adults (those aged 55 and older) have experienced mental health problems. Of this population group, 7.7 million people are estimated to have experienced … Continue reading

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Exploring the Relationship Between Worsening Depression and Increased Dementia Risk (BBC News / Lancet Psychiatry / JGCR)

Summary Researchers in the Netherlands, following 3325 adults aged over 55 years for 11 years, have discovered an association between symptoms of depression which increase steadily over time in older adults and a greater likelihood of developing early signs of … Continue reading

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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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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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Evidence Update: Depression in Adults with Chronic Physical Health Problems (NHS Evidence)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary This NHS Evidence update, entitled “Depression in Adults with a Chronic Physical Health Problem” gives an overview of selected recent … 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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