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Fuqua Center Video

In May of 2015, the Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression and the Geriatric Outpatient Clinic moved to 12 Executive Park Drive, N.E., 5th Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30329 as part of the Emory Brain Health Center.  Click on the following link to learn more about the Brain Health Center and to watch a video about the work of the Fuqua Center www.youtube.com/watch

WAGA-TV Feature on Treatment Resistant Depression,

February 20, 2017  Click Here for link to WAGA-TV report on Treatment Resistant Depression, ECT, and an interview with Dr. William McDonald, M.D., J.B.. Fuqua Chair for Late-Life Psychiatry, Emory University School of Medicine.

Tom Johnson: I Suffer from Depression

Click here to watch this powerful video of one man's struggle with depression and his climb out of the darkness.  "I was relieved to learn what it was that was taking me in to this darkness........with medication and talk therapy..... I came up and out".   (NOTE:  Tom Johnson is a well known journalist who once served as the publisher of the Los Angeles Times and later became the President of CNN.  He believes that "you are more than a title...you are more than a position")

Four Modifiable Risk Factors May Have Potential To Cut Growing Global Incidence Of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, Review Suggests

 Medscape reports, “Four modifiable risk factors may have the potential to cut the growing global incidence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD),” researchers concluded. Their 29-study meta-analysis concluded that “reducing neuroinflammation by decreasing physical inactivity and taking steps to mitigate the risk factors for vascular disease–related conditions as well as obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) could prevent many cases of AD and PD.” The findings were published online in Current Aging Science. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)

Study Demonstrates Physical Activity In Midlife May Not Be Linked To Cognitive Fitness Later In Life.

 Healio (9/1, Demko) reported, “Results from a 30-year cohort study demonstrated that physical activity in midlife was not linked to cognitive fitness later in life,” findings published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease indicated. In an appended perspective, Carol F. Lippa, MD, Director, Cognitive Disorders and Comprehensive Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, wrote, “The results of this study conflict with other studies.” Dr. Lippa added, “My bottom line remains to recommend moderate daily exercise, starting by middle age.” According to the study abstract, some 646 people took part in the study.(SOURCE: APA Headlines)

Lithium In Drinking Water May Impact Alzheimer’s Risk, Research Suggests.

 Reuters (8/23, Emery) reports, “Long-term consumption of tiny amounts of lithium may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, but only if the dose isn’t too small,” researchers found after comparing “the estimated amount found in the water supplies of 275 municipalities” in Denmark “to the rates of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, in those areas.” The study also revealed that “the wrong amount may actually increase dementia risk.” The findings were published online Aug. 23 in JAMA Psychiatry. (SOURCE:APA Headlines)

Seniors Who Spend Less Time In REM Sleep May Have Increased Risk For Dementia, Study Suggests.

 The CBS Evening News (8/23, story 10, 1:30, Mason) reported on “news of a link between the quality of sleep and the risk dementia.” HealthDay (8/23, Mozes) reports that seniors who spend less time in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may have “increased risk of developing dementia in the future,” researchers found. The 321-participant study revealed that “for every one percent drop in REM sleep, the seniors...saw their dementia and Alzheimer’s disease risk go up by about nine percent.” The findings were published online Aug. 23 in Neurology. Healio (8/23, Oldt) also covers the study. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)

 

The Retina May Serve As A Reliable Source For Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis, Researchers Say

 USA Today (8/22, Rossman) reports that the eye’s “retina may serve as a reliable source for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis,” researchers concluded. Alzheimer’s appears to affect the retina “similarly to how it affects the brain,” investigators found. Using “a high-definition eye scan,” investigators “found they could see buildup of toxic proteins, which are indicative of Alzheimer’s.” The findings were published online in the journal JCI Insight. (SOURCE: APA Headlines) 

Anxiety, Depression May Be Strongly Associated With Glaucoma, Study Reveals

 Healio (8/22) reports investigators “found that anxiety and depression are strongly linked with glaucoma, an association that does not change with age,” researchers found after examining data on “4,439,518 patients.” The findings were published online in the American Journal of Ophthalmology. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)

Older Adults With Current Suicidal Ideation Or Attempt May Be Less Likely To Receive Referral Resources, Study Suggests.

 Healio (8/22, Oldt) reports that just 42 percent of “older adults who screened positively for suicidal ideation and were discharged received a mental health evaluation during their visit” to the emergency department, researchers found. In fact, “older adults with current suicidal ideation or attempt were less likely to receive referral resources, compared with younger adults with current suicidal ideation or attempt (34% vs. 60%).” The findings were published online July 28 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The abstract notes that “a total of 800 charts were reviewed” by investigators.(SOURCE: APA Headlines)

Study Examines Cost Of Care For Senior Family Members With And Without Dementia.

 HealthDay (8/22, Mozes) reports, “Caring for a family member with a neurological disorder such as dementia is vastly more expensive than caring for a senior who is dementia-free,” researchers found after examining data “from a computer analysis that modeled expenses incurred caring for about 16,000 hypothetical seniors.” The study revealed that “the average yearly cost of caring for a dementia-free senior is roughly $137,000,” compared to “$321,000 for care of those struggling with dementia.” The findings were published online Aug. 17 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (SOURCE:APA Headlines)

Risks For Head Injuries, TBIs May Be Significantly Higher Among Adults Newly Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Who Recently Began Using Antidepressants

 Healio (8/21, Oldt) reports, “Risks for head injuries and traumatic brain injuries [TBI] were significantly higher among adults newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease who recently began using antidepressants,” researchers found after conducting “a matched cohort study of 10,910 new antidepressant users and 21,280 matched nonusers between 2005 and 2011.” The findings were published Aug. 1 in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy.(SOURCE: APA Headlines)

Lower Systolic Blood Pressure Target For Older People May Offer Cognitive Benefits, Study Suggests

 HealthDay (8/21, Reinberg) reports that research published in JAMA Neurology suggests “for seniors, and particularly” black patients, with hypertension, “lowering it may help keep their minds sharp.” MedPage Today (8/21, Bacher) reports that during “a 10-year period, the greatest decline in cognitive status was seen in people with” systolic blood pressure (SBP) “levels of 150 mm Hg or higher.” Comparatively, “the least cognitive decline occurred in those with SBP levels of 120 mm Hg or lower.” (SOURCE: APA Headlines)

Chronic Gum Inflammation May Be Associated With Higher Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease, Research Suggests

 Reuters (8/17, Boggs) reports that research suggests “chronic gum inflammation” may be linked to “an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.” Investigators “found no overall link between periodontitis and Alzheimer’s, but people who had” periodontitis “for 10 or more years were 70 percent more likely than people without periodontitis to develop Alzheimer’s disease.” The findings were published in Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy.(SOURCE: APA Headlines)

US Antidepressant Use Increasing, Data Indicate.

 NBC Nightly News (8/15, story 8, 0:30, Holt) reported, “New numbers out from the CDC show about one in eight Americans over age 12 reports taking antidepressants.” According to TIME (8/15, Sifferlin), the report from the National Center for Health Statistics indicates “that from 2011 through 2014, the most recent data available,” nearly “13% of people 12 and older said they took an antidepressant in the last month.” This “number is up from 11% in 2005-2008.” Medscape (8/15, Brooks) reports, “For the period 2011-2014, women were about twice as likely as men to report past-month antidepressant medication use (16.5% vs 8.6%).” Meanwhile, “Overall, antidepressant use increased with age, from 3.4% among people aged 12 to 19 years to 19.1% among those aged 60 years and older.” Medscape adds, “Increased use with age occurred in both men and women.” HealthDay (8/15, Mundell) also covers the story. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation May Differentiate Alzheimer’s Disease From Frontotemporal Dementia, Small Study Suggests.

 Medscape (8/15, Anderson) reports that a study “transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may differentiate Alzheimer’s disease (AD) from frontotemporal dementia (FTD) with a high degree of diagnostic accuracy.” Medscape points out that “the analysis included 79 patients diagnosed with AD...and 61 patients diagnosed with FTD,” as well as 32 healthy controls. The findings were published July 26 in Neurology. (Source: APA Headlines)

US News & World Report Contributor Discusses How To Safely Stop Using Antidepressants

 U.S. News & World Report (8/15, Levine) contributor David Levine discusses how to safely stop using antidepressants. Levine writes that “deciding to go off antidepressants ‘should be considered thoughtfully and made with the support of your physician or therapist to make sure you’re not stopping prematurely,’ according to Harvard Health Publications, from Harvard Medical School.” However, “There may in fact be no need to stop.” Dr. Anita Everett, president of the American Psychiatric Association, said, “People have been on antidepressants for 20 or 30 years, with no evidence of any harm.” (SOURCE: APA Headlines)

Researchers Are Trying To Better Understand The Connection Between Obesity And Depression.

 Kaiser Health News (8/11, Luthra) reported researchers are trying to better understand the “bidirectional” connection between obesity and depression, because both conditions are becoming more common. Anita Everett, the president of the American Psychiatric Association, said, “It’s not a one-shot thing. Both of these are chronic conditions. They don’t lend themselves to episodic treatment. It’s not like you take a course of treatment to [make it] go away.” (SOURCE: APA Headlines)

Hormone Klotho May Improve Cognitive Performance In Brains Damaged By Dementia, Mouse Study Suggests.

 The Los Angeles Times (8/9, Healy) reports a study (8/8) published Tuesday in the journal Cell Reports showed the administration of hormone klotho, in the Times’ words, “improved the cognitive performance and even the mobilit(y of mice whose brains were riddled with clumps and tangles of toxic proteins that are hallmarks of dementia and other debilitating brain diseases.” Researchers said the study showed “amazing and remarkable” results, adding that the impact of klotho administration was immediate among younger mice. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)

Association Between Obesity, Depression Explored.

 Politico (8/9, Luthra) explores the association between obesity and depression, suggesting that it might be advantageous to treat both conditions together. According to the article, the American Medical Association “dubbed” obesity “a ‘disease’ four years ago, and the ACA limited cost sharing for some preventive obesity treatments.” But, it could be difficult to find “a physician able to address both” obesity and depression at the same time. Anita Everett, president of the American Psychiatric Association and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said, “It’s not a one-shot thing. Both of these are chronic conditions. They don’t lend themselves to episodic treatment.” In any case, “research suggests primary care physicians...aren’t meeting clinical standards for treating depression,” while “most psychiatrists aren’t trained in weight management.” (SOURCE: APA Headlines)

Stroke Risk Declining For Men But Not For Women

 ABC World News Tonight (8/9, story 12, 0:20, Muir) reported a new study found that “fewer men are suffering strokes in the US while the number of women having strokes remains the same.” The CBS Evening News (8/9, story 9, 2:10, Mason) calls the findings “a puzzling and concerning trend.” Dr. Kathryn Rexrode from Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggested, in CBS’s words, “risk factors for stroke, such as obesity, high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat and diabetes may for some reason affect women differently than men.” The New York Times (8/9, Bakalar, Subscription Publication) reports the study, published in Neurology, found that, adjusted for age and race, “stroke incidence in men had decreased to 192 per hundred thousand men in 2010, down from 263 in 1993–94. But for women the incidence was 198 per hundred thousand in 2010, down from 217 in 1993–94, a statistically insignificant change.” Dr. Tracy E. Madsen, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Brown University, said, “Maybe we’re not controlling risk factors to the same extent in women. Or maybe there’s a biological difference in the way these risk factors cause strokes in men versus women.” HealthDay (8/9, Reinberg) reports Madsen, the lead researcher, said, “We also found that the declining rates of stroke in men are primarily driven by a decrease in ischemic strokes, a specific type of stroke caused by a lack of blood flow to the brain as a result of blocked arteries or clots.” In contrast, rates for hemorrhagic stroke “remained stable for both women and men, the study found.” On its website, ABC News (8/9, Nosova) reports, “Common stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, are all on the rise – a finding that likely reflects an aging population overall.” Also covering this story are Healio (8/9, Miller) and Medical Daily (8/9, Delzo). 

Advances in Pharmacogenomics May Help Individualize, Tailor Medication Treatment For Depression

 NBC Nightly News (8/7, story 9, 2:10, Holt) reported that in “a medical advancement that could bring hope to the 15 million Americans who suffer from depression,” researchers working “at the cutting edge of” pharmacogenomics are now “looking at how genetics influence the way we process medications.” This is an effort to help individualize and tailor antidepressant treatment to individuals without having them go through “excruciating trial and error” to find the most effective medication. The NBC News (8/7, Charles, Dunn) website also covers the story.(SOURCE: APAHeadlines) 

Ketamine May Reduce Active Suicidal Thoughts in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression

 Ketamine may be able to rapidly reduce persistent suicidal thoughts in medicated patients with treatment-resistant depression, according to a small study published online in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. The findings suggest that ketamine may offer an alternative for stabilizing people in emergency situations. Previous work has shown that ketamine can provide rapid relief of depressive symptoms and lower suicidal ideation scores in patients with both unipolar and bipolar depression. This study is the first to exclusively enroll patients with active suicidal ideation (a score of 3 or higher on the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale). Fourteen patients with major depressive disorder recruited for the presence of current, stable (three months or more) suicidal thoughts received open-label ketamine infusions over three weeks (0.5 mg/kg over 45 minutes for the first three infusions; 0.75 mg/kg over 45 minutes for the last three). All the patients were taking antidepressants at a dose that was stable for at least 4 weeks prior to enrollment. Explicit suicidal ideation scores (using scales such as the C-SSRS) and implicit scores (using the Implicit Association Test which measures overall attitudes and beliefs) were assessed four hours after each infusion.As Dawn Ionescu, M.D., and colleagues reported, there was a consistent decrease in suicidal scores during the three week acute phase, with seven of the 14 patients achieving remission of their ideation (a C-SSRS score of 0) by the final infusion; during a naturalistic follow-up three months later, two of these seven patients were still free of suicidal thoughts. In addition, IAT scores went up, suggesting a more positive outlook on life.“Given the length (three months or more) of participants’ ongoing suicidal ideation and the lack of currently available antisuicidal agents, this steady decrease in suicidal ideation within three weeks is noteworthy,” the authors wrote.Because there were no control groups, the authors could not be sure if multiple infusions were providing any more benefit than a single infusion, nor could they rule out that ketamine was only augmenting antidepressant action rather than acting on its own. They concluded, “Larger controlled studies (including more serious/acute patients in the emergency room) are necessary to study ketamine’s antisuicidal effects and the relationship between antisuicidal and antidepressant effects.For related information, see the American Journal of Psychiatry article “Ketamine and Other NMDA Antagonists: Early Clinical Trials and Possible Mechanisms in Depression” and the Psychiatric News article “APA Task Force to Address ‘What’s Next?’ for Ketamine.” (SOURCE: APA Alert May 13, 2016)

Emory Magazine, Autumn 2015

Click here to read about the work being done by Emory researchers as they seek ways to help make the lives of those who are living longer better.  Page 24 includes information about the work being done by Dr. William M. McDonald, J.B. Fuqua Chair for Lte-Life Depression, whose research specializes in neuro-modulation therapies for elderly patients.

Charlee Lambert, a vibrant and active 92 year old, talks with William M. McDonald, MD, J.B. Fuqua Chair for Late-Life Depression and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University

When Charlee, as she likes to be called, found herself divorced in her 60s after being a corporate wife and mother to six (6) children,  she asked herself, “is this all there is?” and decided to “make an end run” reinventing herself as a playwright and storyteller.  “It was a hard time of life ….telling my story got rid of a lot of things that were negative.”   To help support herself, she opened her home to boarders, something she continues to this day although now she does it as a way to stay active and around people.   “I’ve got 4 men living with me” she chuckles and credits them with her being sure to “comb my hair before coming out of my room each day.” Charlee says the keys to aging well include “being engaged, live your life with passion, and don’t let age get in the way.”  Her three (3) prong prescription for aging,   (1) stay adaptable, (2) have friends of all ages, and (3) have fun, have served her well.  Click here to watch the video 
NOTE:  Charlee Lambert died on November 4, 2015, a little over 10 months after this video was recorded. After watching the video, Charlee sent us the the following email: "I thought you did a great job on the video.  Lots of people have seen it and my family loves it.  i feel like I have been to my own Memorial Service."  Charlee touched many people with her engaging smile and enjoyable stories and lived life following her motto of aging gracefully.

5 Powerful Benefits to Pro-Aging Thinking

CNN January 6, 2015  "The way you perceive aging can actually influence how you age. Aging, like many aspects of life, is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Positive and negative attitudes can affect your health behaviorally, psychologically and even biologically. Being "pro-aging," or satisfied with your own aging, can make you adopt healthier behaviors, feel in control of how you age and even heighten your immune system. Being "anti-aging," or perceiving aging negatively, can do the opposite."  Click Here to Read the Artcile in Full

Helen Mayberg Delivers the Distinguished Faculty Lecture on "Rethinking Depression and its Treatment: Insights from Studies of Deep Brain Stimulation,"

 On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, Dr. Helen Mayberg delivered the Distinguished Faculty Lecture on "Rethinking Depression and its Treatment: Insights from Studies of Deep Brain Stimulation," sponsored by the Emory University Faculty Council. Mayberg is professor of psychiatry, neurology, and radiology, and holds the Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair in Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics.  Click here for a link to the lecture.

Treating Depression with Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

 Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for severe depression.  Click on the following links to watch a video on ECT from the January 25, 2012 episode of "The Dr. Oz Show".  http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/inside-shock-therapy-treatment-pt-1   http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/inside-shock-therapy-treatment-pt-2

Community Gardens: Where Seniors Cultivate Food and Friendships

Click on the following link to read how community gardens in Athens, Georgia are helping older adults in the area sustain good mental and physical health.www.georgiahealthnews.com/2013/07/community-gardens-seniors-cultivate-food-friendships/ 

The New York Times’s, Jane Brody Explores “Staying Independent in Old Age, With a Little Help

 In this fascinating article on remaining in one’s home as long as possible, Elinor Ginzler, director of the Cahnmann Center for Supportive Services at the Jewish Council for the Aging in Rockville, Md., writes that “the ability to age in place is greatly determined by the physical design and accessibility of a home, as well as community features like the availability of nearby services and amenities, affordable housing and transportation options.” Read the full article here.

Skydiving at 82

Click Here to watch the incredible story of 82 year old sky diver Dilys Price.

Link to NPR Article - 8 Ways You Can Survive - And Thrive In - Midlife

 Click Here for a link to an article from NPR outlining secrets to midlife happiness

Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association Honors J. Rex Fuqua with the Distinguished Service Award at their 2011 Summer CME Meeting

 J. Rex Fuqua was recognized by the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association at the 2011 Summer CME Meeting for his outstanding efforts to positively impact the mental health of Georgians through the "Common Ground" initiative.

 J. Rex Fuqua is a businessman who understands community service and mental health.  Rex is an accomplished entrepreneur and Chairman and CEO of Fuqua Capital Corporation.  He has been extraordinarily successful in business, but to his community he is known as a leader in mental health.  Rex has been a determined advocate for the mentally ill in Georgia and nationally for two decades.  He has provided both leadership and a vision in developing novel treatments particularly in children and adolescents and promoting legislation to provide a safety net for patients with severe and persistent mental illness.

In Georgia, Rex funded W. Edward Craighead as the first J. Rex Fuqua Professor at Emory University.  Dr. Craighead started the Childhood and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program to provide therapy to children at risk for recurrent mood disorders.  He has also developed international research with investigators in Reykjavik, Iceland to understand the genesis of childhood mood disorders in the areas of psychological, genetic, environmental and neurobiological components of mood disorders. 

Rex has also been a guiding force on the boards of both the Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression and Skyland Trail and his service on these boards is a level of his commitment to the mental health of Georgians of all ages and a testament to his leadership.  He is also a member of the Board of Councilors at Emory University's Carter Center and in that role has promoted legislation to provide for the most disadvantaged patients with mental illness.

On a national level, Rex has convened international experts to Skyland Trail to develop guidelines for the treatment of the severe and persistently mentally ill.  He has also been a leader in the National Network of Depression Centers, a network of leading depression centers and academic medical centers, and gave one of the keynote addresses at their recent national conference.

Rex is a trustee emeritus of Duke University, a member of the Board of Visitors of The Fuqua School of Business. He is a trustee and former chairman of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. He serves on the Board of the George West Mental Health Foundation and the Sheridan Arts Foundation. He is an emeritus member of the Board of Overseers of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

CHASING THE BLUES (EMORY HEALTH Summer 2010)

 One in four people over the age of 65 suffers from depression, yet often they don’t realize what is wrong.  Symptoms of depression in older adults are frequently attributed to memory problems or the aging process.  The mission of Emory's Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression is to help people understand that depression is NOT a normal part of aging.  Click here to read more.

Click on the link to read about MEDCottage, a backyard living structure for an aging relative

  http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/in-the-backyard-grandmas-new-apartment/

SENIOR FOCUS: LATE LIFE DEPRESSION & DEMENTIA

Cobb Senior Services, in a monthly broadcast of Senior Focus, features issues faced by older adults. Featured in March are: Dr. Monica Parker and Eve Byrd. The program airs on Cobb's Government Access Chanel 23: Fridays-6 pm, Sat & Sun-1:30 pm, Mon-Noon.         

WATCH THE VIDEO: You may also see the informative discussion by clicking this link.

OLDER AMERICANS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Issue Brief 2: Alcohol Misuse and Abuse Prevention

Alcohol use problems in the older adult population often go unrecognized. Click on the following link to read more about this issue.http://www.ncoa.org/improve-health/center-for-healthy-aging/content-library/Older-Americans-Issue-Brief-2_Alc-Misuse_12JUN04_PressQualgrayscale.pdf

Men Recovering From Hip Surgery May Experience More Cognitive Difficulties, Higher Mortality Within First 22 Days Compared With Women, Study Suggests

 MedPage Today (2/8, Bachert) reports that research indicated “men who were recovering from hip surgery often experienced more cognitive difficulties and higher mortality within the first 22 days compared with women.” The study, which included 166 men and 168 women, was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.(SOURCE: APA Headlines)

Rapid Increase in Opioid Dose Increases Risk of New-Onset Depression

Click Here for Link to Article

Postmenopausal Anxiety Linked to Severe Impairment in Quality of Life

Click Here for Link to Article (SOURCE: Psychiatry Advisor)

Depression Often Untreated in Dialysis Patients

 Click Here for Link to Psychiatry Advisor Article

Aging In Place Poses Challenges For Many US Seniors.

 On its front page, the Wall Street Journal (9/26, A1, Levitz, Subscription Publication) reported in a 2,100-word article on the difficulties faced by many US seniors who choose to age in place in their own homes because they want to or simply cannot afford nursing homes or assisted living options. Aging in place is often difficult for seniors without families or friends, who live in places with a scarcity of supportive services to help them manage their day-to-day needs, and who have limited incomes. Meanwhile, on the front of its New York section, the New York Times (9/27, MB1, Leland, Subscription Publication) reported in a 2,470-word piece that last year, researchers at the “RAND Corporation estimated...that Americans spend 30 billion hours annually caring for older relatives and friends, with most of them juggling caregiving along with jobs, families and other demands on their time.” Seniors over the age of 85 are “among the fastest-growing age groups” in New York City, where “pressures” on family caregivers “have grown accordingly,” along with “higher rates of depression, stress, high blood pressure and heart disease. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)

Brain Activity Lowers Rate of Age-Related Mental Decline

 Click Here to Read Article in Psychiatry Advisor

 


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