Preservation of Cognitive Functioning in Depressed, Demented...


The presenter discusses objective, design, and results of this study, which was undertaken to examine the long-term effect of combined pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions in geriatric patients with depression, mixed dementia, and cardiovascular comorbidities. The non-pharmacologic interventions included a unique home-based program that included mild exercises, cognitive training, memory training, stress management, dietary and other lifestyle modifications, and a program of hand movements designed especially for this fragile population.


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