First Line Agents Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

SSRIs have been studied in elderly depressed patients and have been shown to be effective and generally well tolerated and to have few side effects (New-house 1996). Some side effects, such as mild anorexia, nausea, gastrointestinal upset, jitteriness, and headache, typically diminish within the first few days to weeks of initiation of therapy others, such as sexual dysfunction (including inhibited desire, delayed ejaculation, and anorgasmia) and later-onset weight gain, may not diminish at...

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Problem-solving therapy, for geriatric depression, 128 Problem Solving Treatment in Primary Care (PST-PC), 131 abilities, 23, 27 Professional approaches, for effective work with elderly patients, 16 Prognosis, for elderly patients with delirium, 264 Progressive nonfluent aphasia, 231 Propentofylline, and vascular dementia, 247-248 Propoxyphene, 328 Propranolol, 78 Prospective memory, 30 Protective factors for Alzheimer's disease, 192-195 for suicidality, 107 Proxy directives, 350-351...

Resources for Dementia Caregivers

Alzheimer's Association (800) 272-3900, http www.alz.org American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) http www.aarp.org (information about the Family and Medical Leave Act) Kaplan M, Hoffman S (eds) Behaviors in Dementia Best Practices for Successful Management. Baltimore, MD, Health Professions Press, 1998 Mace NL, Rabins PV (eds) The 36-Hour Day, 3rd Edition. Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999 National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials http www.clinicaltrials.gov...