Depression and dementia often coexist in older adults. So far it is not clear which come first, that is whether depression is a risk factor for dementia or an early symptom. A new study suggests that it depends on when the depression strikes and what kind of dementia one is talking about. Depression that occurs for the first time in late life may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, while recurrent depression in middle and late life may increase the risks of vascular dementia. Continue reading
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