With older adults increased susceptibility to developing a delirium, it is important to consider the possible effects related to the use of solitary confinement in the correctional setting.

This document provides an overview of issues related to the use of solitary conferment in the Canadian correctional setting. It provides statistics and speaks to issues related to psychological harm and human rights.

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 study aimed to identify and review research studies of suicide in older people published between 2005 and 2014. Content analysis investigated the relationship between biological, psychological and social factors in the context of the suicidal process. 11 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.

This article descries the largest epidemiological study conducted among older Chinese adults in the USA investigating the relationship between mistreatment and suicidal ideation. 10 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

The authors investigate the treatment of sleep disorder in older adults as a suicide prevention strategy. 8 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

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