Geriatric Mental Health

Geriatric Mental Health

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 reduce levels of a compound related to aging in the brains of those with mild cognitive impairment.

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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

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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 Alzheimer's disease.

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