Posted in January 2013

Sleep disturbances and suicide in elderly

Sleep disturbances and suicide in elderly

This may not be news…..who hasn’t thought about dying after a few nights of little sleep? But, according to this study, sleep disturbance even when controlling for depression, predicted an increase in risk of suicide. The author suggests sleep evaluation as a necessary component of care for at-risk patients.

Feeling Lonely Linked to Dementia

Feeling Lonely Linked to Dementia

Psych Central reports on a study linking subjective feelings of loneliness to the likelihood of dementia diagnosis. Both male and female subjects who said they were lonely were 2.5x more likely to develop the disease. “The researchers suggest that loneliness may affect cognition and memory as a result of loss of regular use, or that … Continue reading