Latest Geriatric depression Stories

2011-11-02 08:58:39

Regular physical activity is associated with a lower risk of suffering depression in old age.

2010-11-10 00:52:06

Depression affects approximately 30 to 40 percent of nursing home residents, but it often goes unrecognized.

2010-10-08 08:11:28

People of all ages suffer from major depressive disorder.

2010-10-04 17:00:33

Studies have shown a high rate of depression among elderly homebound individuals, and few patients receive adequate treatment, if any.

2010-09-16 16:59:39

The combination of depression and heart disease seems to be far more lethal than having either one of these conditions in isolation, suggests research published online in Heart.

2009-03-10 14:30:00

Researchers from Columbia University reported new evidence that depression can lead to heart disease.

2008-07-25 15:01:07

U.S. researchers say aid from their daughters-in-law -- rather their own children -- helped reduce depression experienced by elderly rural Chinese.

2006-05-15 14:26:13

By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Consistent feelings of sadness or depression may predict later nursing home admission among seniors, study findings show.

2006-03-23 10:25:07

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - "Late-life" depression affects as many as 16 percent of older folks, harms quality of life, increases the risk of death and costs society a bundle each year.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.