Depression in Long Term Care

This presentation was given on 2008-11-17 at Ste. Anne’s Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry Conference Series, and on 2008-11-20 to the Head Nurses at Ste. Anne’s Hospital. It had previously been presented to staff of CSSS Cavendish on 2008-10-8, at Centre d’Accueil Henri-Bradet. Download a pdf of the slides and…

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Does too much sleep cause depression?

Presented at Ste. Anne’s Hospital 2006-5-9 and on 2006-6-1. Some proverbs about sleep: “One hour’s sleep before midnight is worth two hours after.”
—John Rays (1627-1705): A Compleat Collection of English Proverbs, 1670 “Plough deep while sluggards sleep.”
—Benjamin franklin (1706-1790): Maxim prefixed to Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1757 “The early bird catches…

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“Sleeper cells”

Letter to the Editor of the Montreal Gazette. It appeared in the 2006-3-8 edition under the heading “Lack of vitamin B12 also causes lesions”. The article “Brain’s ‘sleeper cells’ stalking boomers” (7 mar 2006) points out that white matter lesions in the brain predict stroke and dementia. It fails to…

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Assessment of depression in dementia

This was presented on 2003-9-19 at the McGill Division of Geriatric Medicine First Annual Interdisciplinary Geriatric Seminar, titled “Promoting partnership through protocols: intervention strategies for dementia care”, held at the Ruby Foo Hotel, Montreal. It was also presented on 2003-9-18 at Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Rounds, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal. Download a…

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