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CAGP Research Committee Update

05 Dec 2016 10:33 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

The Research Committee continues to work to promote research in geriatric psychiatry in Canada. Please contact if you would like to learn more or to be included in our budding research network.

We are testing the ResearchGate platform as a way of creating a network of geriatric psychiatry research in Canada. Please visit the ResearchGate project page:

If you have a ResearchGate profile, you can follow this project and receive updates about research initiatives out of the CAGP, including updates on your research and requests for collaboration, as well as be able to post and comment.

Recent publications from Canada in seniors’ mental health include:

The role of cerebrovascular disease on cognitive and functional status and psychosis in severe alzheimer's disease. Kim J, Schweizer TA, Fischer CE, Munoz DG. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print]

'Growing Old' in shelters and 'On the Street': Experiences of older homeless people.

Grenier A, Sussman T, Barken R, Bourgeois-Guérin V, Rothwell D. J Gerontol Soc Work. 2016 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Partial and no recovery from delirium after hospital discharge predict increased adverse events. Cole MG, McCusker J, Bailey R, Bonnycastle M, Fung S, Ciampi A, Belzile E.

Considering new treatment paradigms for neuropsychiatric symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Lanctôt KL, Boot BP, Bain LJ, Hendrix JA, Carrillo MC. Alzheimers Dement. 2016 Sep;12(9):1031-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2016.08.002. No abstract available.

Trajectories of behavioural disturbances across dementia types. Linds AB, Kirstein AB, Freedman M, Verhoeff NP, Wolf U, Chow TW.

Six-month trajectories of self-reported depressive symptoms in long-term care. McCusker J, Cole MG, Voyer P, Monette J, Champoux N, Ciampi A, Vu M, Belzile E, Bai C. Int Psychogeriatr. 2016 Jan;28(1):71-81. doi: 10.1017/S1041610215001179. Epub 2015 Aug 10.

Changes in neuropsychiatric inventory associated with semagacestat treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. Rosenberg PB, Lanctôt KL, Herrmann N, Mintzer JE, Porsteinsson AP, Sun X, Raman R. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016 Aug 10;54(1):373-81. doi: 10.3233/JAD-151113.

Depression predicts functional outcome in geriatric inpatient rehabilitation. Shahab S, Nicolici DF, Tang A, Katz P, Mah L. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Aug 13. pii: S0003-9993(16)30412-9. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.07.014.

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