long-term SSRI treatment may delay progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's dementia
In a recent study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry researchers indicate that long term treatment, of over 4 years, of patients suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) with a history of depression with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) delayed progression to Alzheimer's dementia by 3 years.
Dr. Mehrdad Ayati speaks about Sex and Intimacy in Dementia at the 28th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference - The Elephant in the Room: Sensitive Subjects in Dementia Care.
CNN investigation indicates that Nuedexta, a medical drug approved by the FDA to treat a very rare disorder marked by sudden and uncontrollable laughing or crying -- known as pseudobulbar affect, or PBA (affecting less than 1% of all Americans), is aggressively prescribed to the elderly suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease in nursing homes for whom the drug may be unnecessary or even unsafe.
Dr. Ayati, will be speaking at the 14th Annual Caregiver Conference on Oct 21st. He will be discussing Caregiving for Your Immune System.
Dr. Ayati, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine will present Changes in Sleep Patterns as We Age at the Stanford Nursing Grand Rounds on Oct 16.
Dr. Mehrdad Ayati, board certified Geriatrician, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University, and founder of the Geriatric Concierge Center, gave a presentation on getting a good night’s sleep. Read the full article in Campbell Express.
A recent international aging index compared health, equality and social cohesion in the aging populations among 18 countries and it indicated that the US performed well with an overall score of 59.8 out of 100. It came third behind Norway, with a score of 65, and Sweden, with a score of 62. Read the full report from the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress, which was released last month at the 21 IAGG Conference in San Francisco.
Read about a "Good Night's Sleep", a lecture given by Dr. Ayati at Campbell Library published in Campbell Express.
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has published an article about The Clinician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers.