The purpose of this paper was to provide a summary of research on social engagement and brain health. 28 pages. Last reviewed October 2018.

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The authors investigated the dynamic change of arthritis pain and depressive symptoms over a four year period in a sample of older adults. 9 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The authors findings support the need for more detailed screening for suicide risk among older adults presenting in the emergency department. 11 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This report investigates three research questions: (1) What is the safety of restraints and/or restraining methods for people in custody or in healthcare facilities? (2) What are the evidence-based guidelines for the prevention or management of excited delirium? and (3) What are the evidence-based guidelines for the prevention or management of positional asphyxia?

The aim of this study was to compare clinical and psychosocial characteristics of older adults aged 70 and over who had attempted suicide. 10 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This article describes an online survey undertaken to understand the extent of suicidal ideation and/or suicidal behaviour exists among individuals diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia who were participating in clinical trials. 9 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

The investigators conducted a narrative review to identify links between suicidal behaviour, dementia and brain amyloid load while considering the role of depression in these relationships. 8 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This article describes a national, retrospective cohort study using data collected from the Department of Veterans Affairs focusing on patients 60 years of age and over who had a diagnosis of dementia to identify predictors of suicide. 14 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

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