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Trauma lingers after major floods subside-4419

Trauma lingers after major floods subside

Before and after a flood, 274 people 60 years and older completed surveys. People personally affected by the flood (21.2%) reported higher levels of post-traumatic stress disorder compared to those who were not personally affected.

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Call to address the mental health of older adults-4385

Call to address the mental health of older adults

The theme of World Mental Health Day 2013 was “Mental health and older adults.” As noted by the World Health Organization, over 20% of people 60 years and older suffer from a mental or neurological disorder, the most common being depression and dementia (excluding headache disorders).

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Mental health

Animal-assisted therapy eases agitation from dementia-4378

Animal-assisted therapy eases agitation from dementia

A group of 65 residents with dementia, average age 81.8 years, who lived in a nursing home were randomly assigned to receive animal-assisted therapy plus usual care, or usual care. Their behavior was rated by observers and they were assessed using several instruments.

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Specific activities appeal to people feeling psychological distress-4362

Specific activities appeal to people feeling psychological distress

Can physical activity help relieve the symptoms of people with psychological distress? A mail survey was conducted among 7,873 people ages 42-67 who were asked about their preferences for 14 physical activities.

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Stressful life events may increase risk of falls among older men-4327

Stressful life events may increase risk of falls among older men

When a person feels stress, the body reacts with symptoms such as an increased heart rate and blood pressure. If these symptoms persist over time, they may lead to physical or psychological problems (University of Maryland Medical Center).

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Does it or doesn't it? Case for exercise reducing depression still out-4323

Does it or doesn't it? Case for exercise reducing depression still out

A meta-analysis included 39 randomly controlled trials that compared exercise for depression to other types of treatment or to no treatment. In a meta-analysis, the data from individual trials is “pooled” to construct a new set of numbers with the intention of making the data more reliable.

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