Benzodiazepine Use and Alzheimer’s Risk

If you’re like most psychiatrists, you get your fair share of older folks who come into the office complaining of difficulties with sleep or with significant symptoms of anxiety.

Namzaric and Other Cognitive Enhancers for Dementia

There’s a new medication on the market for the treatment of dementia—the first to come along in several years.

Research Update

Mediterranean Diet and Age-Related Cognitive Decline: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Review of this study regarding the effects of a Mediterranean diet on age-related cognitive decline: Valis-Pedret C et al, JAMA Intern Med 2015. 11.doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.1668. Epub ahead of print.

Anticholinergics and Dementia

Many medications have anticholinergic side effects, which can be particularly troublesome for the elderly.