A PATH to better treatment for agitation and depression in the elderly
from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
With aging, the mind and body are subject to a host of changes. Physically, people usually become less agile with a variety of maladies ranging from serious diseases to minor aches and pains. Neurologically, they are at higher risk of cognitive impairment, which affects memory and thinking skills. In its most severe form, the impact on mental and intellectual functioning can lead to a dementia syndrome, such as Alzheimer’s Disease, severely compromising quality of life.
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