Geriatric Mental Health

Study of Seniors With Depression Shows How They Are Dealing With the COVID-19 Pandemic
In a first measure of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis on the mental health of American senior citizens with preexisting depression, a team of researchers that includes several BBRF… Read More
Clinical Trial Measures Impact of Combining Cognitive Training with Drug Treatment in Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Newly reported results of a randomized clinical trial indicate progress in the effort to help those over age 65 who are suffering from cognitive decline. Such decline is experienced by most older… Read More
Memory Training Builds Up Brain’s Gray Matter
In a study comparing the effects of memory training and yoga meditation in older adults, researchers found that a 12-week program of memory training could increase the volume of gray matter and… Read More
Electroconvulsive Therapy Can Reduce Depression
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in combination with antidepressant medication rapidly relieves the symptoms of major depression in older adults, according to a recent clinical trial. What’s more,… Read More
In a 2013 clinical trial, the widely prescribed antidepressant citalopram (sold under Celexa and other trade names) was found to reduce the agitation that is often experienced by people with… Read More