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  • 09 Jul 2015 2:21 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP) released two recommendations for the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign as part of a series of 13 evidence-based recommendations made by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) in collaboration with the CAGP , the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP).

     Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) is a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, and to help physicians and patients make smart and effective choices to ensure high-quality care.

     The two CWC statements from the CAGP and CPA are:

    •          STATEMENT 1: Do not use antipsychotics as first choice to treat behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
    •         STATEMENT 2: Do not use benzodiazepines or other sedative-hypnotics in older adults as first choice for insomnia.

     A small subcommittee of the CAGP was organized, with input from representatives from the CAPM and the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS). The group reviewed the recommendations made by members of a CPA membership survey, as well as the CGS, AGS and the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) recommendations for Choosing Wisely. Two recommendations were selected and discussed, and minor revisions were made to the paragraphs underneath the recommendations. The CAGP also focused the recommendation about benzodiazepines and other hypnotics on insomnia, rather than on a variety of conditions.

     Thanks to Drs. Nathan Herrmann, Benoit Mulsant, Carol Ward, Bonnie Schroeder, Leslie Wiesenfeld, Kiran Rabheru, Dallas Seitz, Andrea Iaboni, and Sanjeev Sockalingam for their input on the CAGP recommendations.

    The press materials for CWC and CPA indicate:

     “To date, nearly 100 national and provincial medical specialty societies, regional health collaboratives and patient and community partners have joined the conversations about appropriate care. With the release of these new lists, the campaign will have covered more than 150 tests and procedures that the specialty society partners say are overused and inappropriate, and that physicians and patients should discuss.”

     “Conversations about what care patients truly need is a shared responsibility among all members of the health care team,” says Wendy Levinson, MD, Chair of Choosing Wisely Canada. “The Canadian Psychiatric Association’s Choosing Wisely Canada list will help psychiatrists across the country engage their patients in a dialogue about what care is best for them, and what we can do to reduce waste and overuse in our health care system.”

     “To learn more about Choosing Wisely Canada and to view the complete lists and additional details about the recommendations and evidence supporting them, visit www.ChoosingWiselyCanada.org.”


    Mark Rapoport, MD, FRCPC


    Please find below postcards on “13 Things Physicians and Patients Should Know.”

    Postcard- English

    Full Version- English

    Postcard- French

    Full Version- French

     

    Choosing Wisely Canada Press kits and Communication Toolkits

    Embargoed Press Kit- English

    Embargoed Press Kit- French

    Comprehensive Communications Toolkit- English

    Comprehensive Communications Toolkit- French

  • 09 Jul 2015 2:12 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    Submitted by: Cathy Hickey, MD, MMEd, FRCPC, ABPN

    Staff Psychiatrist, Geriatric Psychiatry Day Hospital

    Dr. L.A. Miller Centre, St. John’s, NL

    There have been many new developments since our last newsletter contribution in the spring of 2014. On a community level, a new $150 million long-term care facility was completed in St. John’s and opened in September of 2014.  The new 460 bed facility contains protective care units for individuals with dementia, enhanced short stay services such as respite and convalescence care; and, specialized behavioral services for seniors. Each resident has a private room. This modern facility has been well received by families and patients alike. Our team looks forward to developing a collaborative relationship with the nurses, doctors and staff who work there.

    On a provincial level, government recently announced an initiative to create an additional 360 long-term care beds in the province: 120 each in the western, central and eastern regions. The decision has been met with some controversy. Many are pleased with the announcement as long-term care beds are urgently needed for our growing population of seniors. However, the decision to use private and not-for profit funding has been met with some resistance by the community at large.

    The provincial government also announced plans to postpone the development of a new Waterford Hospital site. The current Waterford Hospital has been a tertiary care mental health facility for over 150 years. Funding to begin replacement of the Waterford Hospital was originally announced by the Provincial Government in 2011, and planning for a new facility began in earnest in 2014. These planning meetings had strong attendance from staff, physicians, community organizations and patient and family representatives. A request to proceed with the design and eventual construction of the new hospital was submitted to the Provincial Government early in 2015. Because of recent budgetary constraints, the government decided to put the plans for a replacement on hold.

    And finally, our team continues to evolve. Both Drs. Isabel Martins and Christine Caravan retired in December/14. While we were sad to see them leave, we were delighted to welcome Dr. Anne Porter to our team as an inpatient psychiatrist on our geriatric unit at the Waterford Hospital. We are hoping to fill Dr. Martins’ position in the near future.

    And finally, two residents were recipients of the inaugural “Dr. Howard Strong Memorial Award” at our Psychiatry Resident Research Day on June, 2014. Drs. Robert Mercer and Tim Hierlihy both demonstrated outstanding compassion, skill and empathy during their rotations with us. We were honored to select two residents who embodied the traits which made Dr. Strong such a special consultant, mentor and colleague.

  • 09 Jul 2015 2:08 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The Geriatric Psychiatry Program at Dalhousie’s Department of Psychiatry has had an active year.

    One major highlight was receiving accreditation by the Royal College of Canada for our Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Training Program.  All of the Geriatric Psychiatrists at Dalhousie participated in the process, with substantial contributions made by: Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy, the Clinical Academic Leader of the Geriatric Psychiatry Program, Dr. Janya Freer our new Program Director, Dr. Mark Bosma, Departmental Postgraduate Director and appointed Chair of the Royal College Geriatric Psychiatry Committee and Dr. Cheryl Murphy, member of the Royal College Examination Committee.  Our accredited Dalhousie Geriatric Psychiatry Program is a two-year residency, with the option of completing the first year during the five-year general psychiatry residency. There are only five such training programs in the country at this time.

    Dr. Meagan MacNeil completed her Fellowship year, and joined the Geriatric Psychiatry team. Clinically Dr. MacNeil now works with our interdisciplinary outreach and outpatient service out of the Nova Scotia Hospital, and provides cognitive therapy through Dalhousie’s Enhanced Group CBT Program for depressed and anxious seniors. Dr. MacNeil contributes to capacity- building through the Nova Scotia Seniors Mental Health Network, and is actively involved in teaching and research as well.

    Dr. Vanessa Thoo received the CAGP Resident Research Award, and completed a clinical and research elective in Geriatric Psychiatry, under the supervision of Drs. Keri-Leigh Cassidy and Janya Freer. Through the provincial Fountain of Health Initiative for positive aging, Dr. Thoo project involved developing a seniors’ mental health promotion tool for use by clinicians, and evaluating the material through the NS Seniors Mental Health Network. She has submitted her paper to an academic peer- reviewed journal, and she presented her work at several different conferences: CAGP, Alzheimer Society Conference, and upcoming Atlantic Provinces Psychiatric Association Conference. Dr. Thoo has also been accepted to the Geriatric Psychiatry Training Program in Toronto.

    Provincially, we have undergone significant restructuring from nine to two districts, and have been engaged in the Nova Scotia Dementia Strategy.  Under the work of the newly formed Care by Design Mental Health Committee, Dr. Sameh Hassan has provided leadership this past year in developing an acute response protocol for long term care, including recommended medication approaches to managing challenging behaviours. The Care by Design Mental Health Committee will continue its work to develop a sustainable model for long term care, aiming to connect these recommendations with those that emerge from the Provincial Dementia Strategy.

    Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy was the recipient of the CAGP Regional Contribution in Geriatric Psychiatry Award. Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy has been contributing to regional efforts as the Co-Chair of the Nova Scotia Seniors Mental Health Network over the past decade. Dr. Cassidy and the members of the Nova Scotia Seniors Mental Health Network also received the R. Wayne Putnam Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Continuing Professional Development.  Dr. Cassidy was appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Nova Scotia Dementia Strategy, and has been providing leadership in seniors mental health promotion as co-Chair of Fountain of Health Initiative. This year, the Fountain of Health Initiative received a $25,000 grant from New Horizons to implement senior-lead positive aging courses in the community, and a $10,000 grant to increase mental health promotion activities by Nova Scotian family physicians. The Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health has begun to collaborate with the Fountain of Health Initiative on a national seniors’ mental health promotion effort.

    In terms of the current clinical and educational offerings by our collaborative, multidisciplinary Seniors Mental Health Team, we place a high priority on quality the educational experience of our students, and on service to patients and families.  A major clinical goal of our team is not only to intervene in a crisis but to anticipate and circumvent problems before they arise. As a recent clinical example (patient details changed for anonymity), a 76 year old woman with Parkinson’s being cared for at home by her husband with in-home support had recently declined from mild to moderate dementia with care needs now beyond what was feasible at home. Avoiding a breakdown of the situation, or need for acute care services, our team members functioned to anticipate her future care needs, provide a proactive competency assessment, support and educate the family, and communicate closely with primary care and community partners and services. As a multidisciplinary team, we are proud of what we accomplish together. We are equally proud that our service is consistency rated positively by students citing the strength of our multidisciplinary team work, and the rich learning environment provided by our team.

    Nova Scotia has the oldest population in Canada with a senior population that will double over the next 20 years from 15 to 35% of the NS population. As the only tertiary Geriatric Psychiatry service in the province, we are acutely aware of the need sustainable provincial system that can meet the needs of our aging population. Our team envisions the need for a paradigm shift from being a clinical service to increasingly being utilized as a provincial resource for education and community capacity building. We have begun that process on many fronts, include through the Healthy Living program, the Nova Scotia Seniors Mental Health Network, and through our involvement in local and provincial strategies as described above.  We envision that a sustainable future must also include a paradigm shift toward greater seniors’ mental health promotion and upstream prevention--  or a “Positive Psychiatry of Aging” that highlight the psychosocial aspects of successful aging. Drs. Keri-Leigh Cassidy and Janya Freer and multidisciplinary members of our Healthy Living program, are actively providing provincial leadership in seniors’ mental health promotion through the Fountain of Health Initiative. For more information about the Fountain of Health Initiative for positive aging, please visit http://www.fountainofhealth.ca.

  • 09 Jul 2015 2:05 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The Research committee continues to work to promote research in geriatric psychiatry in Canada.  Please contact us at andrea.iaboni@uhn.ca if you would like to learn more or to be included in our budding research network. 

    Check out this list of recent publications from Canadian researchers in geriatric psychiatry, hot off the press!

    A randomized trial of a depression self-care toolkit with or without lay telephone coaching for primary care patients with chronic physical conditions.

    McCusker J, Cole MG, Yaffe M, Strumpf E, Sewitch M, Sussman T, Ciampi A, Lavoie K, Platt RW, Belzile E.

    Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2015 May-Jun;37(3):257-65. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2015.03.007. Epub 2015 Mar 18.

    Development of a comprehensive hospital-based elder abuse intervention: an initial systematic scoping review.

    Du Mont J, Macdonald S, Kosa D, Elliot S, Spencer C, Yaffe M.

    PLoS One. 2015 May 4;10(5):e0125105. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125105. eCollection 2015.

    Impaired insight into delusions predicts treatment outcome during a randomized controlled trial for Psychotic Depression (STOP-PD study).

    Gerretsen P, Flint AJ, Whyte EM, Rothschild AJ, Meyers BS, Mulsant BH.

    J Clin Psychiatry. 2015 Apr;76(4):427-33. doi: 10.4088/JCP.14m09003.

    Latrepirdine for Alzheimer's disease.

    Chau S, Herrmann N, Ruthirakuhan MT, Chen JJ, Lanctôt KL.

    Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Apr 21;4:CD009524. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009524.pub2.

    Recognizing acute delirium as part of your routine [RADAR]: a validation study.

    Voyer P, Champoux N, Desrosiers J, Landreville P, McCusker J, Monette J, Savoie M, Richard S, Carmichael PH.

    BMC Nurs. 2015 Apr 1;14:19. doi: 10.1186/s12912-015-0070-1. eCollection 2015.

    Gray matter atrophy in patients with mild cognitive impairment/Alzheimer's disease over the course of developing delusions.

    Fischer CE, Ting WK, Millikin CP, Ismail Z, Schweizer TA; Alzheimer Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.

    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Mar 27. doi: 10.1002/gps.4291. [Epub ahead of print]

    Dopamine D2/3 receptor availability in the striatum of antipsychotic-free older patients with schizophrenia-A [(11)C]-raclopride PET study.

    Nakajima S, Caravaggio F, Mamo DC, Mulsant BH, Chung JK, Plitman E, Iwata Y, Gerretsen P, Uchida H, Suzuki T, Mar W, Wilson AA, Houle S, Graff-Guerrero A.

    Schizophr Res. 2015 May;164(1-3):263-7. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2015.02.020. Epub 2015 Mar 8.

    Anxiety symptoms in amnestic mild cognitive impairment are associated with medial temporal atrophy and predict conversion to Alzheimer disease.

    Mah L, Binns MA, Steffens DC; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.

    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 May;23(5):466-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2014.10.005. Epub 2014 Oct 29.

  • 22 Jun 2015 9:54 AM | CAGP (Administrator)


    Name of Event: The 8th Canadian Conference on Dementia

    When: October 1st – 3rd, 2015

    Where: The Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario

    Description: The 8th Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) will be held in downtown Ottawa in 2015 with a dynamic program! Join us on October 1st – 3rd, 2015 at The Westin Ottawa Hotel for two-and-a-half jam-packed days of exceptional learning opportunities while spending time with friends and colleagues in the Nation’s Capital.

    The 8th CCD brings together a group of national and international scholars to share clinically relevant, cutting-edge developments in dementia research.

    The program boasts a plethora of new, eclectic, and interactive workshops, as well as poster presentations. As usual, the conference will conclude with clinicopathological vignettes – a true opportunity to test the knowledge that you have gained from the conference with real time cases!

    The 8th CCD organizing committee is please to invite you to join us for a Welcome Reception on Day 1 and a Dinner on Day 2, giving you an opportunity to network with your friends and colleagues while dining…and for those who joined us in 2013 fabulous entertainment that had everyone out on the dance floor! Don’t be left out, we are anticipating record-breaking attendance, so be sure to register early to guarantee your place and to benefit from the Early Bird Rate.

    We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa!

    Website: www.canadianconferenceondementia.com

    Registration Rates:

    Registration Category

    Registration Rate

    Early Bird Rate (Ends August 21st, 2015)

    $690.00

    Regular Rate (Starts August 22nd, 2015)

    $760.00

    Allied Health Professionals/Nursing Early Bird Rate (Ends August 21st, 2015)

    $575.00

    Allied Health Professionals/Nursing Regular Rate (Starts August 22nd, 2015)

    $650.00

    Industry Professionals

    $1,210.00

    Student

    $320.00

    One Day Rate - October 1st: General 

    $175.00

    One Day Rate - October 1st: Student 

    $65.00

    One Day Rate - October 1st: Industry Professional

    $330.00

    One Day Rate - October 2nd: General 

    $385.00

    One Day Rate - October 2nd: Student

    $165.00

    One Day Rate - October 2nd: Industry Professional

    $715.00

    One Day Rate - October 3rd: General 

    $385.00

    One Day Rate - October 3rd: Student 

    $165.00

    One Day Rate - October 3rd: Industry Professional

    $715.00

    All funds will be processed in Canadian dollars.

    HST (13%) will be applied to all transactions.

    Full Conference Registration includes access to all breakfasts, breaks, lunches, opening reception and gala dinner.

    Please note this year we will not be having a conference syllabus, but will be using a conference app that will include all speaker details, learning objectives, biographies and you will also be able to download the speaker presentations via the app.

    Payment can be made online via credit card (VISA, MasterCard only) or by cheque. If you wish to pay be cheque, please select the Manual Payment option on the second page of the registration form. Cheques are to be made payable to University Health Network and a copy of your register form must be included with your cheque. Please mail cheques to the address listed below:

    ATTN: Conference Services

    550 University Avenue

    Room 3-213

    Toronto, Ontario

    M5G 2A2

    Canada

  • 27 Apr 2015 3:35 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    The participating Universities that are accepting Residents for training have agreed upon aligning the dates for the application process for the Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Residency Programs. This includes such dates as the application deadline, notification, acceptance.

    Please see the dates below for 2015 :

    1. Application Deadline: Monday, September 14, 2015

    2. Notification of Interview: Thursday, October 1, 2015

    3. Applicant Interviews: Week of October 21, 2015

    4. Letters of Offer sent out:  Friday, November 13, 2015

    5. Deadline to receive responses to Letters of Offer:  Friday, November 20, 2015

    Please note that each university has its own application process/forms. For more information please follow up with your university.

  • 13 Apr 2015 10:05 AM | CAGP (Administrator)

    To view the CAGP March 2015 e-newsletter, please click here!

  • 09 Apr 2015 4:18 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    In the spirit of greater collaboration to which CPA and the academies committed at last September ‘s Council of Academies, CPA staff and past President of CAGP, Dr. Kiran Rabheru teamed up to respond to MP queries about mental health and the elderly.

    On March 10, Dr. Kiran Rabheru, and CPA Manager of Government Relations, Kelly Masotti, went to the Hill to speak to NDP MPs Claude Gravelle and Charlie Angus. 

    The discussion with Mr. Gravelle focused on private Member’s Bill C-356, An Act for a National Dementia Strategy. The bill supports The Alzheimer Society's call for a national dementia plan to help reduce the burden of dementia and to support more people with the disease across Canada. It would see health-care providers, politicians, and policy makers focus on:

    • Increasing funding for research into all aspects of dementia
    • Promoting earlier diagnosis and intervention
    • Strengthening the integration of primary, home and community care
    • Enhancing skills and training of the dementia workforce
    • Recognizing the needs and improving supports for caregivers

    More on Bill C-356.

    The conversation with Mr. Angus centered on his private Member’s motion (M-456) to establish a Pan-Canadian Palliative and End-of-life Care Strategy by working with provinces and territories on a flexible, integrated model of palliative care. The motion was passed with near unanimous consent in May 2014. The NDP have launched the campaign, A Promise is a Promise, calling on the government to act and implement the motion.  As part of the countrywide campaign, CPA was invited to provide an expert to be part of a Town Hall panel hosted by Mr Angus in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 21.  Dr. Rabheru graciously accepted to participate on behalf of CPA.

    More on Motion M-456.

    For more on what CPA has accomplished in partnership with its members, read the CPA Report to Members at http://www.cpa-apc.org/media.php?mid=2118

    L’APC et l’Académie canadienne de psychiatrie gériatrique (ACPG) parlent de démence et de soins palliatifs avec les parlementaires

    Pour faire suite à l’engagement à une plus grande collaboration qu’ont pris l’APC et les académies lors du Conseil des académies en septembre dernier, le personnel de l’APC et le président sortant de l’ACPG, le Dr Kiran Rabheru, ont fait équipe pour répondre aux questions des députés en matière de santé mentale des personnes âgées. 

    Le 10 mars, le Dr Rabheru, et la gestionnaire des relations gouvernementales de l’APC, Kelly Masotti, se sont entretenus avec les députés du NPD Claude Gravelle et Charlie Angus.

    La discussion avec M. Gravelle a porté sur le projet de loi émanant d’un député C-356, une Loi concernant une stratégie nationale sur la démence. Le projet de loi appuie la demande de la Société Alzheimer d’un plan national sur la démence pour contribuer à réduire le fardeau de cette maladie et à soutenir plus de personnes qui en sont atteintes au Canada. Le plan ferait en sorte que les fournisseurs de soins de santé, les politiciens et les décideurs se concentrent sur les éléments suivants :

    • un financement accru pour la recherche sur tous les aspects de la démence;
    • une amélioration des diagnostics et des interventions précoces;
    • une intégration renforcée des soins primaires, des soins à domicile et des soins en milieu communautaire;
    • une amélioration des compétences et de la formation des personnes qui œuvrent dans le domaine de la démence;
    • la reconnaissance des besoins des aidants et l’amélioration des soutiens mis à leur disposition.

    À propos du projet de loi C-356.

    La conversation avec M. Angus a porté sur sa motion émanant d’un député (M-456) visant à créer une Stratégie pancanadienne de soins palliatifs et de fin de vie en collaborant avec les provinces et territoires à un modèle flexible et intégré de soins palliatifs. La motion a été adoptée presque à l’unanimité en mai 2014. Le NPD a lancé la campagne « Une promesse est une promesse », qui demande au gouvernement d’agir et de mettre en œuvre la motion. Dans le cadre d’une campagne pancanadienne, l’APC a été invitée à déléguer un expert pour prendre part à une assemblée présidée par M. Angus à Ottawa, le jeudi 21 avril. Le Dr Rabheru a accepté avec grâce d’y participer au nom de l’APC.

    À propos de la motion M-456.

    Pour plus de détails sur ce qu’accomplit l’APC en partenariat avec ses membres, consultez le Rapport aux membres, à l’adresse http://www.cpa-apc.org/media.php?mid=2119.


  • 09 Apr 2015 4:15 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    44th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting Canadian Association on Gerontology (http://cagacg.ca)

    October 23-25, 2015

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    http://CAG2015.ca

    The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for CAG2015: From Possibility to Practice in Aging, October 23-25, 2015 in exciting Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    Join us for Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging. Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines and all interests in aging, including research, practice, policy and related work. International submissions are encouraged. We are also pleased to offer the CIHR-IA Student Poster Competition and student travel assistance grants.

    Abstracts are due by April 15, 2015.

    For more information, including discounted room rates at the Westin Calgary, please visit http://CAG2015.ca

    Special Offer for New Members: Join the CAG now, and you'll receive 14 months of membership for the price of a one-year membership! Membership entitles you to many benefits, including reduced rates to attend CAG2015, members-only updates on resources and events in the field, a print and online subscription to the Canadian Journal on Aging, as well as opportunities to network with national and international peers. For more information, please visit http://cagacg.ca/membership

    CAG2015 is hosted by the Faculty of Social Work at University of Calgary

    (http://fsw.ucalgary.ca)

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  • 09 Apr 2015 4:06 PM | CAGP (Administrator)

    2015 has been an excellent year so far for geriatric mental health research in Canada.  Please check out some of our recent CAGP member publications below.

    If you are interested in joining a network of Canadian researchers in geriatric mental health, or in having your recent publication highlighted here, please contact the Research Committee chair, andrea.iaboni@uhn.ca 

    Six-month outcomes of co-occurring delirium, depression, and dementia in long-term care.

    McCusker J, Cole MG, Voyer P, Monette J, Champoux N, Ciampi A, Vu M, Belzile E.

    J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Dec;62(12):2296-302. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13159. Epub 2014 Dec 8.

    The impact of aging, cognition, and symptoms on functional competence in individuals with schizophrenia across the lifespan.

    Kalache SM, Mulsant BH, Davies SJ, Liu AY, Voineskos AN, Butters MA, Miranda D, Menon M, Kern RS, Rajji TK.

    Schizophr Bull. 2015 Mar;41(2):374-81. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbu114. Epub 2014 Aug 6.

    Persistence and adherence with dementia pharmacotherapy: relevance of patient, provider, and system factors.

    Maxwell CJ, Stock K, Seitz D, Herrmann N.

    Can J Psychiatry. 2014 Dec;59(12):624-31. Review.

    Evaluation of a problem-solving (PS) techniques-based intervention for informal carers of patients with dementia receiving in-home care.

    Chiu M, Pauley T, Wesson V, Pushpakumar D, Sadavoy J.

    Int Psychogeriatr. 2015 Jan 23:1-12. [Epub ahead of print]

    New use of antipsychotics associated with a small increased risk of acute kidney injury in older adults with mental disorders.

    Kirkham J, Seitz D.

    Evid Based Ment Health. 2015 Mar 5. pii: ebmental-2014-101979. doi: 10.1136/eb-2014-101979. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

    In-vivo imaging of grey and white matter neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's disease: a positron emission tomography study with a novel radioligand, [18F]-FEPPA.

    Suridjan I, Pollock BG, Verhoeff NP, Voineskos AN, Chow T, Rusjan PM, Lobaugh NJ, Houle S, Mulsant BH, Mizrahi R.

    Mol Psychiatry. 2015 Feb 24. doi: 10.1038/mp.2015.1. [Epub ahead of print]

    Depression and Outcome of Fear of Falling in a Falls Prevention Program.

    Iaboni A, Banez C, Lam R, Jones SA, Maki BE, Liu BA, Flint AJ.

    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Feb 16. pii: S1064-7481(15)00087-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2015.02.006. [Epub ahead of print]

    rTMS of the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex for major depression: safety, tolerability, effectiveness, and outcome predictors for 10 Hz versus intermittent theta-burst stimulation.

    Bakker N, Shahab S, Giacobbe P, Blumberger DM, Daskalakis ZJ, Kennedy SH, Downar J.

    Brain Stimul. 2015 Mar-Apr;8(2):208-15. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2014.11.002. Epub 2014 Nov 6.

    Chronic kidney disease in lithium-treated older adults: a review of epidemiology, mechanisms, and implications for the treatment of late-life mood disorders.

    Rej S, Elie D, Mucsi I, Looper KJ, Segal M.

    Drugs Aging. 2015 Jan;32(1):31-42. doi: 10.1007/s40266-014-0234-9.

    Grey Matter Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment / Early Alzheimer Disease Associated with Delusions: A Voxel-Based Morphometry Study.

    Ting WK, Fischer CE, Millikin CP, Ismail Z, Chow TW, Schweizer TA.

    Curr Alzheimer Res. 2015 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print]

    Anxiety Symptoms in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment Are Associated with Medial Temporal Atrophy and Predict Conversion to Alzheimer Disease.

    Mah L, Binns MA, Steffens DC; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.

    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Oct 29. pii: S1064-7481(14)00306-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2014.10.005. [Epub ahead of print]

    An international study of the quality of national-level guidelines on driving with medical illness.

    Rapoport MJ, Weegar K, Kadulina Y, Bédard M, Carr D, Charlton JL, Dow J, Gillespie IA, Hawley CA, Koppel S, McCullagh S, Molnar F, Murie-Fernández M, Naglie G, O'Neill D, Shortt S, Simpson C, Tuokko HA, Vrkljan BH, Marshall S.

    QJM. 2015 Feb 5. pii: hcv038. [Epub ahead of print]

    Functional Consequences of Neurite Orientation Dispersion and Density in Humans across the Adult Lifespan.

    Nazeri A, Chakravarty MM, Rotenberg DJ, Rajji TK, Rathi Y, Michailovich OV, Voineskos AN.

    J Neurosci. 2015 Jan 28;35(4):1753-62. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3979-14.2015.

    Supported depression self-care may prevent major depression in community-dwelling older adults with chronic physical conditions and co-morbid depressive symptoms.

    Cole MG, McCusker J, Yaffe M, Strumpf E, Sewitch M, Sussman T, Ciampi A, Belzile E.

    Int Psychogeriatr. 2015 Feb 20:1-2. [Epub ahead of print


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