Major depression up 60 percent in older adults 2010 to 2019
Sep 29, 2022
However, no corresponding increase was seen in mental health treatment.
Neurostimulation methods compared for treating depression in seniors
Sep 28, 2022
Bilateral theta burst stimulation was noninferior to standard bilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment-resistant depression.
Marked weight loss found in assisted living residents during quarantine
Kristin Della Volpe
Sep 26, 2022
Weight loss of at least 5% was found in 40% of residents at assisted living communities during the first 6 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to findings from a retrospective chart review presented...
Vitamin D supplementation may reduce symptoms of depression
Sep 20, 2022
The authors say that more research is needed to determine the benefits of supplementation with standard treatment.
USPSTF recommends depression screening for all adults
Sep 20, 2022
For adults aged 65 years and older, the current evidence is inadequate to assess the balance of benefits and harms of anxiety screening.
Depression and falls: How data can lead to proactive care
Elissa Barpal, BSN, RN
Aug 18, 2022
Some symptoms of depression now can be monitored automatically, producing data that help caregivers be proactive about falls.
Link between serotonin and depression questioned
Aug 11, 2022
The hypothesis that depression is caused by low serotonin is not supported; some evidence shows a decrease in serotonin with antidepressant use.
Social isolation: A serious but under-recognized health risk
Cathy Lipton, MD
Jul 28, 2022
How senior living communities can build on pandemic lessons to reduce loneliness.
Healthy lifestyle shown to decrease dementia risk up to 36 percent: study
Jun 17, 2022
New evidence suggests that lifestyle factors, including diet, exercise and sleep, can significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia.
Study raises ‘huge red flag’ about assisted living residents’ activeness
Jun 16, 2022
Some of the benefits of assisted living actually may lead some older adults to be more sedentary, increasing the probability of physical, cognitive and emotional decline, according to the results of new...