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BMC Psychiatry

Geriatric psychiatry and cognitive disorders

Section edited by  Joanne Ryan

This section incorporates all areas of geriatric psychiatry. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, dementia, biomarkers, pathogenesis, tau pathology and drug development.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Clinical and social services both are important for dementia care. The International Dementia Alliance (IDEAL) Schedule for the Assessment and Staging of Care was developed to guide clinical and social care fo...

    Authors: Xiao Wang, Zhenghai Sun, Lingchuan Xiong, Maya Semrau, Jianhua He, Yang Li, Jianzhong Zhu, Nan Zhang, Aimin Wang, Qinpu Jiang, Nan Mu, Yuping Zhao, Wei Chen, Donghui Wu, Zhanjie Zheng, Yongan Sun…

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:371

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    It is estimated that there are about 25,000 people from UK ethnic minority groups with dementia. It is clear that there is an increasing need to improve access to dementia services for all ethnic groups to ens...

    Authors: Cassandra Kenning, Gavin Daker-White, Amy Blakemore, Maria Panagioti and Waquas Waheed

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:316

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  3. Content type: Research article

    This study examined trends in the prescription of benzodiazepines for the elderly (age over 65 years) in Korea, a country with a higher level of spending on pharmaceuticals compared to that in other Organizati...

    Authors: Soo-Hee Hwang, Seungjin Han, Hyojung Choi, Choonseon Park, Sun Min Kim and Tae Hyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:303

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to explore trends in treatment with antipsychotic medication in Swedish dementia care in nursing homes as reported in the most recent empirical studies on the topic, and to relate the...

    Authors: Staffan Karlsson, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, Patrik Midlöv and Cecilia Fagerström

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:251

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Studies investigating the risk factors for or causation of dementia must consider subjects prior to disease onset. To overcome the limitations of prospective studies and self-reported recall of information, th...

    Authors: Ruth A. Sibbett, Tom C. Russ, Ian J. Deary and John M. Starr

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:239

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  6. Content type: Research article

    With increasing numbers of people surviving beyond eighty years, this section of the population demands attention to reduce the impact of dementia. In order to develop effective preventative strategies, it is ...

    Authors: Ruth A. Sibbett, Tom C. Russ, Ian J. Deary and John M. Starr

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:205

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Psychotropic drug use and alcohol consumption among older adults need to be monitored over time as their use or combined use bears risks of harms. Representative data on changes in prevalence, patterns and co-...

    Authors: Ingrid-Katharina Wolf, Yong Du and Hildtraud Knopf

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2017 17:90

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Numerous studies suggesting the relation between self-rated health (SRH) and depression have been reported using different measures. Therefore, we attempted to determine the difference in a depressive scale ba...

    Authors: Jaeyong Shin, Eun-Cheol Park, Sang Gyu Lee, Young Choi, Jae-Hyun Kim and Tae Hyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:433

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    According to the World Alzheimer Report (Prince, The Global Impact of Dementia: an Analysis of Prevalence, Incidence, Cost and Trends, 2015), 46.8 million people worldwide are nowadays living with dementia. An...

    Authors: O. Realdon, F. Rossetto, M. Nalin, I. Baroni, M. Cabinio, R. Fioravanti, F. L. Saibene, M. Alberoni, F. Mantovani, M. Romano, R. Nemni and F. Baglio

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:425

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  10. Content type: Research article

    At present, the exact mechanism of postoperative delirium has not been elucidated. The purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence of delirium in patients undergoing orthopedic surgeries and to explore ...

    Authors: Li-Hong Wang, Dong-Juan Xu, Xian-Jiao Wei, Hao-Teng Chang and Guo-Hong Xu

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:418

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Although various physical risk factors for delirium have been identified, the effect of psychological aspects is currently unknown. This study aimed to examine psychological risk factors for postoperative deli...

    Authors: Jung Eun Shin, Sunghyon Kyeong, Jong-Seok Lee, Jin Young Park, Woo Suk Lee, Jae-Jin Kim and Kyu Hyun Yang

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:371

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  12. Content type: Research article

    While observational studies show that an active lifestyle including cognitive, physical, and social activities is associated with a reduced risk of cognitive decline and dementia, experimental evidence from co...

    Authors: Olivia C. Küster, Patrick Fissler, Daria Laptinskaya, Franka Thurm, Andrea Scharpf, Alexander Woll, Stephan Kolassa, Arthur F. Kramer, Thomas Elbert, Christine A. F. von Arnim and Iris-Tatjana Kolassa

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:315

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Depressive symptoms are prevalent in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). It is unclear, however, how depressive symptoms change over time and the impact of these changes on long-term functional outcom...

    Authors: M. Elizabeth Wilcox, Elizabeth A. Freiheit, Peter Faris, David B. Hogan, Scott B. Patten, Todd Anderson, William A. Ghali, Merril Knudtson, Andrew Demchuk and Colleen J. Maxwell

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:277

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Patients hospitalized on acute psychogeriatric wards are a heterogeneous population. Cluster analysis is a useful statistical method for partitioning a sample of patients into well separated groups of patients...

    Authors: Claudia Ortoleva Bucher, Nicole Dubuc, Armin von Gunten, Lise Trottier and Diane Morin

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:261

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Nearly all persons with dementia will experience neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) during the course of their disease. Clinicians and researchers emphasize the need for an evidence-informed standardized approach...

    Authors: Bjørn Lichtwarck, Geir Selbaek, Øyvind Kirkevold, Anne Marie Mork Rokstad, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Janne Myhre, Solvor Nybakken and Sverre Bergh

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:233

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Information on validity and reliability of delirium criteria is necessary for clinicians, researchers, and further developments of DSM or ICD. We compare four DSM and ICD delirium diagnostic criteria versions,...

    Authors: Esteban Sepulveda, José G. Franco, Paula T. Trzepacz, Ana M. Gaviria, David J. Meagher, José Palma, Eva Viñuelas, Imma Grau, Elisabet Vilella and Joan de Pablo

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:167

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    There is an urgent need for psychosocial interventions that effectively support dementia caregivers in daily life. The Experience Sampling Methodology (ESM) offers the possibility to provide a more dynamic vie...

    Authors: Rosalia J. M. van Knippenberg, Marjolein E. de Vugt, Rudolf W. Ponds, Inez Myin-Germeys and Frans R. J. Verhey

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2016 16:136

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Depression is a common comorbid psychiatric symptom in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and the prevalence of depression is higher among people with AD compared with healthy older adults. Comorbid depre...

    Authors: Zhongwei Guo, Jiangtao Zhang, Xiaozheng Liu, Hongtao Hou, Yulin Cao, Fuquan Wei, Japeng Li, Xingli Chen, Yuedi Shen and Wei Chen

    Citation: BMC Psychiatry 2015 15:306

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