Tag Archives: Depressive Symptoms

Elderly Depression and Dementia: Underlying Relationships? (Frontiers in Pharmacology)

Summary A systematic review examines the relationship(s) between depression and dementia in old age, exploring multiple possible explanations: Depressive symptoms may be a risk factor for dementia. Depressive symptoms may be a prodromal symptom of dementia. Depressive symptoms may be … Continue reading

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Heading Footballs Associated With Dementia / CTE / Depression? (BBC News / Acta Neuropathologica / NHS Choices)

Summary Further evidence has emerged concerning a potential association between the practice of heading footballs and a heightened risk of long-term brain damage. This research is based on examination of the brains of small numbers of (mostly) professional footballers who … 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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Systematic Reviews on Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia (University of Cambridge)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary This systematic review examined previous reviews of the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) to achieve … 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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Depressive Symptoms and Risk of Dementia

[This abstract first appeared in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 2 September 2010]. Abstract Depression may nearly double the risk of developing dementia later in life, new research suggests. This research published in the journal Neurology suggests … Continue reading

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