Preservation of Cognitive Functioning in Depressed, Demented Geriatric Patients with Cardiovascular Risk Factors

JULY 14, 2009

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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