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2014-04-18 10:34:29

Older women with gumption score high on compassion Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals and those who have suffered a recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than other older adults. The study is published in this month's issue of the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Because compassionate behaviors are associated with better health and well-being as we age,...

2014-04-10 12:12:46

Older adults in treatment programs experience the same challenges as younger participants Statistics show that the amount of older adults in the criminal justice system has quadrupled in the past 15 years. Many of the adults have histories of mental health problems and are being placed in court-based treatment programs, where government officials and social workers tend to think that they are more likely to experience success compared to their younger counterparts. However, new research...

2013-02-18 23:04:22

Psychiatrist in Nashville TN Announcing Center for Adult & Geriatric Psychiatry New Site Launch. The Nashville Psychiatrist Dr. Bhupendra M. Rajpura, MD is certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. and offers psychiatry services both in Nashville and Dickson Tennessee. Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) February 18, 2013 Psychiatrist in Nashville TN announcing "Center for Adult & Geriatric Psychiatry" new website launch. The Nashville Psychiatrist Dr. Bhupendra M....

2012-10-26 04:02:12

Two generous grants from The John A. Hartford Foundation to the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), totaling more than $9 million, will provide significant funding for The John A. Hartford Foundation´s Centers for Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry and the Medical Student Training in Research (MSTAR) program. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 Two generous grants from The John A. Hartford Foundation to the American Federation for Aging Research...

2010-06-02 12:03:00

RESEDA, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an ongoing effort to provide life-enhancing programs for the neediest elderly, the Lisa and Ernest Auerbach Geriatric Psychiatry Unit of the Los Angeles Jewish Home has been designated by Los Angeles County as an LPS facility. With this designation, short for the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, or LPS, the Unit can immediately begin accepting involuntary admissions. Also known as Section 5150, a section of the California Welfare and...

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2010-02-25 14:35:00

Research at the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests a novel route to improving the symptoms of subsyndromal depression (SSD) in seniors through the regular use of "exergames" "“ entertaining video games that combine game play with exercise. In a pilot study, the researchers found that use of exergames significantly improved mood and mental health-related quality of life in older adults with SSD. The...

2010-01-28 12:58:15

A pioneering international study involving academics from the University of Sheffield has shown for the first time that it is possible to improve the eating skills and nutritional status of older people with dementia. The study, which was published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and funded by the National Health Research Institutes of Taiwan, tested two separate intervention methods to assess the eating patterns of dementia patients in Taiwan. Loss of memory and problems...

2009-07-20 06:17:38

There is mounting evidence that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), common among veterans returning from combat, may be associated with reduced cognitive function. Researchers are now looking at older veterans to see if PTSD increases the risk of developing dementia later in life. Kristine Yaffe, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Epidemiology and Associate Chair of Research for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and Chief of Geriatric...


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