Risk of malnutrition is associated with mental health symptoms in community living elderly men and women: The Tromso Study
- Pathways in end-of-life care for older people: care managers' reasoning. Österlind, Jane; Hansebo, Görel; Lantz, Göran; Ternestedt, Britt-Marie // International Journal of Palliative Nursing;Sep2008, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p420
Seven care managers employed by a large municipality in Sweden were interviewed concerning their reasoning regarding end-of-life care for older people. Data were analyzed using a hermeneutic approach. The results showed that end-of-life care was considered to constitute a small part of the care...
- UNDERNUTRITION, SERUM VITAMIN B12, FOLIC ACID AND DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS IN OLDER ADULTS. Brito Noronha, Mafalda; Almeida Cunha, Nathalie; Araújo, Daniela Agra; Abrunhosa, Sofia Flamínio; Nunes Rocha, Ada; Freitas Amaral, Teresa; Agra Araújo, Daniela; Flamínio Abrunhosa, Sofia // Nutricion Hospitalaria;jul2015, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p354
Background:the question on whether undernutrition remains linked to depressive symptoms, considering the effect of deficiencies of vitamin B12 and folate, is of practical relevance because they are potentially preventable and treatable. This study aims to evaluate whether...
- Serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors are associated with increased risk of suicide in older people. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/20/2006, Vol. 332 Issue 7551, Preceding p1163
The article discusses the link between suicide and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in older people. The authors of a large case-control study of adults at least 66 in Ontario found that starting treatment with any SSRI was associated with a suicide risk five times higher than the...
- Prevalence of psychiatric morbidity amongst the community dwelling rural older adults in northern India. Tiwari, S. C.; Srivastava, Garima; Kumar Tripathi, Rakesh; Pandey, N. M.; Agarwal, G. G.; Pandey, Smita; Tiwari, Samyak // Indian Journal of Medical Research;Oct2013, Vol. 138 Issue 4, p504
Background & objectives: The population of elderly is growing globally and so are the physical illnesses and psychiatric morbidity. This study was planned to assess the prevalence and patterns of psychiatric morbidity amongst rural older adults in Lucknow, north India. Methods: A survey was...
- Older people are morning people. // Consumer Reports on Health;Apr94, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p46
Reports on the study of Duke University researchers on the age-related declines in mental acuity of aged people. Comparison of memory capabilities with young adults; Finding that aged people are mentally sharper in the morning.
- Healthy aging. Gutfeld, Greg; Rao, Linda // Prevention;Dec92, Vol. 44 Issue 12, p10
Reports that a new study suggests that older adults who attribute their health status to getting older have a 78 percent greater risk of dying. Results of the study performed; Why blaming health problems on old age is hazardous; Prevention is key.
- Mental exercise. // Consumer Reports on Health;Nov92, Vol. 4 Issue 11, p86
Reports that physical exercise may help older people preserve their mental acuity and their ability to resist stress. Study by researchers at Kent University on people aged 18 to 26 and 60 to 88.
- Mental health in old age. Macdonald, A.J.D. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);08/16/97, Vol. 315 Issue 7105, p413
Presents information on diagnosing elderly peoples' mental health. Prevalence of depression among people aged over 65; Categories of depression in the aged that respond well to treatment; Advice to carers of people with depression; Features of different mental illnesses in the aged.
- Keeping your marbles. Challem, Jack // Natural Health;Jan/Feb95, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p46
Offers advice on maintaining mental health for the aged in the United States. Cutting back on fatty meat consumption; Taking nutrients needed by the brain; Keeping blood pressure low; Avoiding depression; Importance of intellectual stimulation.