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NIA-AA Research Framework

October 31, 2017 -

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Alzheimer's Association International Research Grant Program Information

October 12, 2017 - Upcoming grant opportunities scheduled to open in February 2018. Application procedures and key dates will be available January 2018, visit...

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ASAD Meeting Review

September 20, 2017 - Professor Guk-Hee Suh, IPA Bulletin Assistant Editor, provides a review of the 11th International Congress of the Asian Society Against Dementia...

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IPA Announces Call for Web Editor

September 14, 2017 - IPA is now taking applications for a new Web/ Social Media editor for ipa-online.org

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AAIC 2017 Review

September 7, 2017 - A brief review of the AAIC Conference in London July 2017 by IPA Bulletin Editor Dr Tzung-Jeng Hwang...

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IPA Bulletin - Member Feedback Needed

August 21, 2017 - The editorial team is now collecting more ideas to improve the quarterly Bulletin...

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IPA Names New Board Members

August 16, 2017 - IPA is pleased to announce the election of three new members...

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Visit IPA at AAIC 2017

July 9, 2017 - The IPA team are getting ready to attend the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2017 at ExCel London, where...

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IPA Names New Editor-in-Chief of International Psychogeriatrics

July 7, 2017 - IPA is pleased to announce that Dr. Dilip V. Jeste, M.D. has been chosen as the new Editor-in-Chief of International Psychogeriatrics, the prestigious academic journal...

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2016 IPG Impact Factor Announced, 9% increase reported

June 15, 2017 - Clarivate Analytics released the 2016 Impact Factors yesterday, and International Psychogeriatrics saw another increase this year – a 9% rise from 2015 Impact Factors of 2.220 to 2.423 in 2016.

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Response From World Health Organization (WHO): ICD-11

June 13, 2017 - As previously reported, the WHO proposed for all categories related to dementia to be categorized in the ICD-11 chapter on Diseases of the Nervous System. IPA joined a large number of international scientific and professional associations protesting the initiative.

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Join IPA Members at APA

May 10, 2017 - Join IPA Members at the APA Annual Meeting 5 May 2017 in San Diego, CA USA

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IPA Asian Regional Meeting Update

April 4, 2017 - The International Psychogeriatric Association Asian Regional Meeting (IPA-AR), which was held in Taipei, Taiwan from 9-11 December 2016, brought together more than 400 delegates from 24 countries. Each participant contributed a unique set of experiences and expertise, but all shared a common interest in geriatric psychiatry.

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World Health Organization (WHO) ICD-11

February 14, 2017 - IPA was recently informed of the WHO's ICD-11 proposal to transfer all dementia diagnoses from the Mental or Behavioral Health Disorder section to the Nervous System section. Click here to view IPA's response.

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IPA Announces Call for Editor-in-Chief of the International Psychogeriatrics

October 31, 2016 - Applicants are sought for the position of Editor-in-Chief of International Psychogeriatrics, the prestigious academic journal (2015 impact factor – 2.22) owned by the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) and currently published twelve times per year by Cambridge University Press (CUP).

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IPA Complete Guides to Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) – 2015 Revision Release

November 18, 2015 - We are pleased to announce that the Fourth Edition of the IPA Complete Guides to the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) – Specialists Guide has been released and is now available only on the IPA Members Area.

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Overview of Brain Stimulation Techniques for Depression in the Geriatric Population

November 18, 2015 - Advances in medicine and technology have potently extended longevity insofar that the geriatric (age > 65) community represented 14.1%

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Treating Depression in Later Life: Beyond Antidepressants

September 2, 2015 - Two papers were published this past Spring pertaining to treatments for major depression among older adults using treatments other than antidepressants.

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ehcoBUTLER, a European project for slowing down cognitive decline in the elderly (2015-2017)

September 2, 2015 - An aging Europe, associated with the report that cognitive decline affects over 20% of those aged 70+, brings new challenges in how to improve the independence and quality of life of elderly people, promote their good health and to integrate assistance without overloading social and public health systems, the elderly, or their relatives.

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Nurse Practitioners taking a leadership role in improving the outcomes for older persons at risk of delirium

June 12, 2015 - Delirium is an acute disorder of attention and cognition, often fatal, costing more than $164 billion per year in the USA. Delirium occurs across many specialties and settings: aged care, dementia, orthopaedics, surgery, palliative care and even paediatrics, albeit a dissimilar presentation and management.

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Better Memory and Greater Brain Volume in Aging Female Brain

June 12, 2015 - With growing concern over the impending epidemic of cognitive loss and dementia, a new study by Jack et al provides striking information about the biology that underlies memory changes with age.

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Evaluation of retinal fiber layer by Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT): A new biomarker in AD?

March 10, 2015 - Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the major primary cause of dementia, affecting 60%-80% of demented people. According to the World Alzheimer Report, in 2009 35.6 million people worldwide suffered from dementia and the burden is expected to increase to 115.4 million in 2050 (1).

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Olfactory deficits in normal aging, cognitive decline, and Alzheimer’s disease: What do they mean for research and practice?

March 10, 2015 - Neurofibrillary tangles, a hallmark pathological feature of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), are found in the olfactory bulb early in the disease course of patients with AD, and odor identification deficits during life correlate with tangles in the olfactory bulb and its projection areas at autopsy (1,2)

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Green Care Farms as an alternative living arrangement for people with dementia?

December 15, 2014 - Traditional nursing home care for people with dementia is developing more and more towards small-scale, homelike care environments. In these facilities, a small number of residents (usually six to eight) live together in a familiar and homelike environment.

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IPA for the Future – Finkel Challenge

December 15, 2014 - In recognition of IPA’s unique role and contribution to the mental health of older people around the world, Sandy and Fern Finkel have generously offered a matching pledge in support of IPA and its future.

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Defining Agitation

December 15, 2014 - Agitated, aggressive, frustrated, angry, stubborn, restless – adjectives that are often used interchangeably to illustrate comparable clinical presentations, but words that can bear very different meanings to different people.

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Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination-Revised (ACE-R)

October 2, 2014 - ACE-R is a brief battery that provides evaluation of six cognitive domains (orientation, attention, memory, verbal fluency, language and visuospatial ability) (Mioshi et al., 2006). It is useful for detecting dementia and mild cognitive impairment. It is also effective for differentiating the subtypes of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy, and other forms of dementia associated with parkinsonism (Rittman et al., 2013)

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REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

October 2, 2014 - One of the amazing things about being human is that we all dream. Dreams occur in the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) stage of sleep. Dreams can take us to worlds unknown, or give us the opportunity to be the world class athlete we always aspired to.

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IPA to Advance in Innovative Directions

June 11, 2014 - The IPA Board of Directors has announced the adoption of a new strategic plan for the organization for 2014-2016.

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Recent Advances – Smoking and Cognitive Functioning: The Dilemma

June 11, 2014 - Understanding the effect of cigarette smoke on the brain is a global imperative since smoking continues to rise in developing countries at a rate of more than 3% per year.

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Workforce Issues

January 22, 2014 - To further IPA’s understanding of workforce issues within Psychogeriatrics, a series of articles offers views from our colleagues in the field. IPA has noted the concerns of our members on these issues and is pleased to share these global perspectives.

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Geropsychology Resources

January 22, 2014 - IPA’s Psychologists Professional Discipline Forum offers a space within IPA for psychologists to come together to discuss ideas and initiatives, and to network with colleagues internationally.

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Recent Advances – Innovations in Care in Geriatric Psychiatry

January 22, 2014 - Large-scale care provision is one of the largest challenges associated with meeting the mental health needs of the burgeoning older adult population. In the last month, three manuscripts have been published describing innovative approaches to psychiatric care for the elderly:

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