This database contains 37 studies, archived under the term: "The American Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry: Official Journal Of The American Association For Geriatric Psychiatry"
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Cognitive outcomes after sertaline treatment in patients with depression of Alzheimer disease
Objectives: Although many depressed patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) are treated with antidepressants, the effect of such treatment on cognitive performance in these patients is not known. The authors report cognitive outcomes in patients with depression of AD (dAD) after a 24-week trial of sertraline or placebo.; Design: Placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind trial.; Setting: Outpatient memory […]
The antipsychotic discontinuation in Alzheimer disease trial: clinical rationale and study design
Objectives: : Research studies on the effects of discontinuing antipsychotic medications in patients with dementia have not identified specific target symptoms or response to antipsychotics prior to discontinuation. The Antipsychotic Discontinuation in Alzheimer Disease (ADAD) trial addresses these issues in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter risperidone treatment and discontinuation trial. In Phase A, AD patients […]
Leisure activities alleviate depressive symptoms in nursing home residents with very mild or mild dementia
Objectives: : To examine whether leisure activities can alleviate depressive symptoms among nursing home residents with very mild to mild dementia.; Methods: : A cluster-randomized open-label controlled design. Thirty-six residents with at least moderate depressive symptoms were randomized by home into three conditions-mahjong (a.k.a. mah-jongg), tai chi, and handicrafts (placebo). Activities were conducted three times […]
Systematic care for caregivers of patients with dementia: a multicenter, cluster-randomized, controlled trial
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Systematic Care Program for Dementia (SCPD) on patient institutionalization and to determine the predictors of institutionalization.; Design: Single-blind, multicenter, cluster-randomized, controlled trial.; Setting: Six community mental health services (CMHSs) across the Netherlands.; Participants: A total of 295 patient-caregiver dyads referred to a CMHS with suspected patient dementia.; Intervention: […]